Writings about Music

That's OK _ _ _ _

Louis Armstrong

That's OK, _ _ _ _. The new essay just passed over your head, lacking an understanding and knowledge of jazz. And I would be glad to teach you what you don't understand. But my sense is that you aren't interested in learning about the art of music, which is understandable because you are focused on other areas. What you may wish to consider is that everything you thought you knew about jazz from the outside, because like most people you are on the outside, is misleading - lazy lies made up by confused academics and their students who go on to become writers, AND NOT THE ACTUAL CREATORS - emphasis hoping to wake you from your slumber - only is this arena, of course, because I am a huge admirer of your work, as you know.

To begin with, the world is not made up of black and white in terms of an artist's paint color spectrum. Rather, there are infinite shades and colorations in-between.

In fact, this is the very thing that separates a great artist from the opposite.

Louis Armstrong with Tillie and Morris Karnowsky in New Orleans

- Michael Robinson, May 2024, Los Angeles


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Michael Robinson is a Los Angeles-based composer, programmer, pianist and musicologist. His 199 albums include 152 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.