Writings about Music

Singers and Colors

Laura Nyro

Some Gatra Vina artists - singers - who inspire me.

Pandit Jasraj ~ Indian classical

Frank Sinatra ~ jazz

John Lennon ~ rock

Laura Nyro ~ pop

Snoop Dogg ~ rap

Hawaiian coast

The magic pairing of blue and green in Hawaii above.

Blue and Green is one of the perfect tracks on Kind of Blue. First time hearing it, I played along endlessly until angelically startled by the rising sun.

Lee Konitz told me how when Miles Davis died he thought of all the beauty his friend and colleague had gifted the world.

Cannonball Adderley

No one in jazz cooked quite like Cannonball Adderley. His playing on Kind of Blue and Cannonball & Coltrane remains untouchable. His alto saxophone was drenched with passion and guided by intellectual lightning on those tracks sounding just as awesome today as in the fifties.

- Michael Robinson, January 2023, Maui


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Michael Robinson is a Los Angeles-based composer, programmer, jazz pianist and musicologist. His 198 albums include 151 albums for meruvina and 47 albums of piano improvisations. Robinson has been a lecturer at UCLA, Bard College and California State University Long Beach and Dominguez Hills.