Wednesday, March 10, 2010

3 categories

In the lecture last night the speaker, Tammy Kernodle, distinguished three categories of religious influence in jazz:

(1) In secular jazz, patterns derived from the African-American church, like call and response patterns in "Moanin'," as played by Art Blakey.

(2) Direct expressions of religious sentiment, as in Coltrane's "A Love Supreme."

(3) Writing directly for the liturgy, as in Mary Lou Williams's masses.

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