Writings about Music

Watts and Decibels

Stan Levey and Charlie Watts

Watts is an apt name for him, rhythmic electricity flowing richly-smoothly and tonally-coloristically contrapuntally with deft accents, as opposed to Decibels. Charlie is a prime component informing the timeless, thrilling music of the Rolling Stones.

Charlie Watts is pictured above with one of his jazz drummer heroes, Stan Levey, a titan of modern jazz who was also a boxer and photographer.

- Michael Robinson, May 2020, Los Angeles


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Michael Robinson is a Los Angeles-based composer and musicologist who has been a lecturer at UCLA, Bard College and California State University. His 155 albums include 148 albums for Meruvina and 7 albums of piano improvisations.