The Jazz Theologian
December 2008 Archives

This blog is only going to get better in 2009.  It will continue to be a place for discussing the implications of a jazz-shaped faith with the release of my book.  Additionally, as a contributing editor for I'll be …Read More

Freddie Hubbard died today…

I couldn't take it anymore! "She touched me!…He's not playing the game right!…They came in my room! So I grabbed the first box in sight, cut a hole in the top and inscribed:  Tattle Box.  I then proceeded to sit the tribe …Read More

Santa's going to be busy!

Book Review of Stephen Mansfield's The Faith Of Barack Obama–written for I started reading Stephen Mansfield’s The Faith of Barack Obama mostly out of curiosity. I knew Mansfield had previously written The Faith of George W. Bush, a sympathetic religious …Read More

Heres a little Monk playing 'Round Midnight while trying to manage a cigarette and handkerchief…

I'm really enjoying listening to Thelonious Monk's Live at the "IT" Club.  Recorded in 1964 at the once famous LA club it features Monk on piano, Charlie Rouse on Tenor Sax, Larry Gales plays bass and Ben Riley on drums. …Read More