December 6, 2012

The sacred ran through jazz legend Dave Brubeck’s music

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(RNS) Jazz legend Dave Brubeck was best known in the secular jazz world for his startling compositions using different time signatures. Religion, however, was never far from Brubeck’s creative mind -- or his inspiration. By David E. Anderson.

  • jeff

    Thank you for this article. In the Christian book of Revelation there is a passage about the treasures of the earth flowing into the Heavenly Jerusalem: I hope Brubeck’s music is among them. Your list of jazz musicians who expressed Christianity through their music also could include John Coltrane.

  • jeff

    Thank you for this article. In the Christian Book of Revelation, there is a passage about the treasures of the earth flowing into the New Jerusalem. I hope Brubeck’s music is among that trove. John Coltrane is another jazz musician who expressed Christianity through jazz.