There was one man who was interested in the color of music, the connection between light and music, and that was Einstein.
Louis Armstrong is quite simply the most important person in American music. He is to 20th century music (I did not say jazz) what Einstein is to physics.
The universe is a symphony of strings, and the mind of God that Einstein eloquently wrote about for thirty years would be cosmic music resonating through eleven-dimensional hyper space.
But the beauty of Einstein's equations, for example, is just as real to anyone who's experienced it as the beauty of music. We've learned in the 20th century that the equations that work have inner harmony.
Mozart's music is so pure and beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe.
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
I was never top of the class at school, but my classmates must have seen potential in me, because my nickname was 'Einstein.'
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.