Modern Gospel has had a huge impact on jazz.

Not so coincidentally, Thomas Dorsy, one of its primary pioneers was living, working, and playing in Chicago at the same time as King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, and Bix Beiderbecke.

Of course, the music’s roots go way back before the 1920s.

A beautiful historical survey of the Spirituals tradition and how its impact is still felt and heard today.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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David Amram on the David Letterman show (1984)
What we mean when we say "Gospel Music"