Writings About Music

American Triptych

Lee Konitz, Bob Dylan and Woody Allen: All three of these artistic geniuses are central to Western culture in our time. One element Konitz, Allen, and Dylan share is prolificacy; an insatiable thirst for continuous creation without boundaries. Another commonality is their Russian Jewish heritage. Each has enriched their respective discipline and the world immeasurably.


Lee Konitz solo begins at :46




- Michael Robinson, Los Angeles, January 2007


© 2007 Michael Robinson All rights reserved


Michael Robinson is a Los Angeles-based composer and writer (musicologist).


Terrible to hear of shocking allegations against Woody Allen subsequent to writing this piece focusing on his films in view of his earlier acquittal.