Writings about Music

The God of Rain

Elvin Jones

Sitting adjacent to the drums at the Village Vanguard when Elvin Jones came to play was divine exhilaration. After each set he rose and shook my hand, his skin glistening like holy water. "The God of Rain rides into the autumn pool." - Li Ho (791-817) (A.E. Graham)

- Michael Robinson, June 2023, 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.