Great Quote by Stan Getz


“It’s like a language. You learn the alphabet, which are the scales. You learn sentences, which are the chords. And then you talk extemporaneously with the horn. It’s a wonderful thing to speak extemporaneously, which is something I’ve never gotten the hang of. But musically I love to talk just off the top of my head. And that’s what jazz music is all about.”  Stan Getz

Being a lover of jazz and a player of jazz (I play alto saxophone) I found the following quote about jazz by the late Jazz performer Stan Getz (tenor sax) very insightful, and so I thought I’d share it.

As a pastor I have heard Christians ask “Is it Ok to listen to jazz as a Christian?” At the top of the hour on WEGB we sometimes play a jazz song. Jazz on a Christian station? Is that OK? Based on James 1:17, I think we can appreciate any good gift including how God has gifted musicians that are not playing “Christian music.” James 1:17, reads “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning,” If a Christian needs surgery, don’t we want the best surgeon regardless of his or her religion? Should Christian only eat food that is prepared exclusively by Christian chefs? Enough said.

B blessed and B a blessing,