[Dixielandjazz] Church Question

Charles Suhor csuhor at zebra.net
Sun Jan 9 11:11:24 PST 2005

Nice comment, Bill. My belief is that the site is irrelevant to the 
spirituality of music. I've had a sense of the holiness when hearing 
Gregorian chant or Bach in a church, Ray Burke in a back room, the MJQ 
in a bar, Carmen McRae in a concert hall, etc. (Plus, some wretched 
music in all those sites.)  All good art can instance "flow," peak 
experiences, brief glimpses of what I'm comfortable calling "God."  A 
piano man named Triggs Morgan once said, "Man, when I'm playing, I'm 

Charlie Suhor

On Jan 9, 2005, at 12:21 PM, BillSargentDrums at aol.com wrote:

> There is a huge difference between playing in churches, as in the 
> context  of
> a performance, and worshiping and praising God with music in churches.
> Either it comes from your head, or it is part of your belief and 
> conviction
> and becomes one with you heart, your spirit and your soul.
> Music is mentioned 1,028 times in the Bible. Very high priority with  
> God.
> Those who play, but don't believe . . . well, it's empty . . .  hollow.
> It's a spiritual thing, not a technical capability thing.
> BTW, God loves jazz.
> Bill
> (4 rehearsals and 4 services today)
> PS, For you drummers out there . . . last night was a blast! We did 
> our  "War
> Drums" as part of a 48 hour Worship and Intercession. 6 drummers on 
> drum
> sets, 5 percussionists with percussion set-ups, for 2 1/2 hours 
> continuous
> playing in the Spirit. Incredible as always!
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