Spiritual Jazz

Spiritual Jazz is transcendent musical exploration as epitomized by tenor saxophonist John Coltrane on his 1965 album A Love Supreme which was conceived as “a humble offering to Him, an attempt to say ‘thank you God’ through our work.”

In that record’s wake arose a crop of jazz artists. Some embraced the sacred sound of the Southern Baptist church in all its ecstatic shouts and yells, while others envisioned a Pan-African sound or sought enlightenment from Southeastern Asian esoteric practices like transcendental meditation and yoga.

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