“I love jazz.”
That’s how the jazz musician Tommy Robinson described himself to Rolling Stone in 1989.
And for years, Robinson, who was born in Kansas City, Mo., has been the best-selling jazz artist in America, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Robinson, whose first album, I Will Rock You, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in 1988, is also the only jazz musician to have been inducted into the National Jazz Hall of Fame.
Robinson’s albums have sold more than 25 million copies worldwide, according the Recording Industry Association of America.
He’s one of just four people in history to have won the Grammy for Best Jazz Performance, along with jazz legend and composer Duke Ellington and rock singer Buddy Guy.
“He’s the best of the best,” Robinson told Rolling Stone.
“There are a lot of great players out there, but none of them can claim to have a catalog that’s as big as the one Tom has.”
The best-known jazz artist of all time is also one of the most misunderstood: he’s a white guy.
But Robinson, now 73, is in his 70s and is known for his strong performance style and musical talents.
Robinson has become a symbol of jazz’s cultural and political resurgence, a phenomenon that’s driven him to sell out arenas around the country.
In this interview with Rolling Stone, Robinson talks about why he’s so happy to be inducted and why he considers himself a Jazz Hall-of-Famer.
The interview has been edited for length and clarity.
(Audio: The Associated Press) What makes you so happy?
There are two things.
One is the fact that I am a very humble person, and I have been honored by many things.
But my other thing is that I love jazz.
It’s my passion.
I’m a jazz guy.
I’ve been a jazz musician since I was 12 years old.
And I still am a jazz fan, though I think that there are a few jazz fans in the United States that are very liberal.
They think that jazz is all about love and compassion.
But they don’t understand that jazz was invented as a way to express love and passion.
And that’s a very powerful thing.
What’s your favorite song from Tom’s first album?
“The World Is My Home.”
That was a song that I wrote when I was 19 years old, and it was about my family, about being a musician.
I wrote it about a family that was very close to me and about my love for my father and my mother, and about me having a lot in common with them.
And they’re both artists.
It was a very personal song.
And then I sang it at the Grammys.
I didn’t sing it live, but I did sing it at a very private dinner party in New York City.
I said, “Tom, I love you, and you love me.
And we’re gonna make a lot more money together.”
You’ve been performing with musicians for 30 years, and people don’t realize how long that’s been.
How long has it been since you performed live?
That’s been 30 years.
When I started playing in the late ’70s, the most popular jazz musicians were all white, but then a few years later, white musicians started to make an appearance, like Frank Zappa and Charlie Parker.
Then there was the first big breakthrough, when Jimmy Page and Paul Simon, who were both white, made an appearance.
It really changed the landscape of jazz.
Then in the ’80s, with the rise of black musicians, it really opened up.
What made you want to do this now?
I wanted to do a big, huge show.
I don’t think it’s too much to ask for a massive music festival.
And the fact is, I’ve never had a big concert.
And now, because of this show, I really want to have something to do for my legacy, to make people feel proud to be part of the jazz world. But I don�t think I can do that for myself, and the world, until we can do it for the people of the United State of America, the African-American community.
I mean, we’re so close to the end of slavery.
So, it�s a really hard thing for us to see how we’re going to be able to live with that.
The way I look at it, I�m still here because of my ancestors.
My grandfather, for example, was one of America’s first black presidents.
My grandmother was a black woman.
And all of those people have sacrificed their time and their lives to help make the world a better place.
But what they’re missing is their grandchildren, and that�s what I want to show the world.
When you hear the word “historic,” what do you mean?
When people think of history, they think of things that have happened over time.
But we have no idea how much