The Spirit of Jazz

Psalms for the Syncopated Soul

October 20, 2023 Presbybop Music Season 2 Episode 26
The Spirit of Jazz
Psalms for the Syncopated Soul
Show Notes

 This episode explores a most unusual resource for a jazz-shaped life: the Psalms of Israel. Jeff Kellam asks Bill Carter about this connection and how it shaped a set of  thirty new jazz compositions. Sadness, yearning, joy, ecstasy are all deep emotions which find expression in music. Drawing on his "psalms without words" project, Bill explains how those feelings emerge in jazz.

Music: "Psalm 116” field recording, Stornoway, UK; “Haunted Landscape,” “Liars,” “Iona Morning,” "Everybody Dance,” from Psalms Without Words, all composed by Bill Carter and recorded by Bill Carter and the Presbybop Quartet. Music © Presbybop Music (BMI) and used by permission.

Theme music: "All Thumbs" from Faith in a New Key, Bill Carter and the Presbybop Quartet
Music used by permission from Presbybop Music (BMI)
Announcer: Chris Norton
(c) Presbybop Music

 

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