A Supreme Love

A Supreme Love

The Music of Jazz and the Hope of the Gospel

William Edgar


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For practitioners and fans, jazz expresses the deepest meanings of life.

In this volume, theologian and jazz pianist William Edgar argues that the music of jazz cannot be properly understood apart from the Christian gospel, which like jazz moves from deep lament to inextinguishable joy. By tracing the development of jazz, placing it within the context of the African American experience, and exploring the work of jazz musicians like Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Armstrong, Edgar argues that jazz deeply resonates with the hope that is ultimately found in the good news of Jesus Christ.

Grab a table. The show is about to begin.


William Edgar:

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