Jazz fans who know even the smallest amount of jazz history know the important role church music played in the music’s development.
Everyone from Louis Armstrong to Ornette Coleman has acknowledged the DEEP impact the music of the church had on their art.
Less known is the huge contemporary role gospel plays not only in training young musicians, many of whom become jazz players but also in being an engine of innovation for the music itself.
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– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube
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Music credit: The Jazz on the Tube podcast theme song is “Mambo Inferno” performed by The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Bobby Sanabria from the CD ¡Que Viva Harlem!