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The Sacred in Jazz

Dec 8, 2019

Jazz Unlimited for December 8, 2019 will be “The Sacred in Jazz.”  Jazz can be a sacred, spiritual music, as witness the works of John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Charlie Haden and Grant Green and others.  There is more to that direction in jazz than you might think.  We will explore connections between the sacred and the secular from other religions with selections from Johnny Griffin and the Big Soul Band, the Duke Ellington Sacred Concerts, John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Cyrus Chestnut, Dave Brubeck, Max Roach, our own Grant Green, Charlie Haden & Hank Jones, Abdullah Ibrahim, Charles Lloyd, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Albert Ayler, “Rahsaan” Roland Kirk and Pharoah Sanders.

The Slide Show contains my photographs of some of the musicians heard on this show.

Here is an interview with the Turtle Island string Quartet on their "Love Supreme" album.