David Brent Johnson http://wuis.org en In Memoriam: Jazz Elegies http://wuis.org/post/memoriam-jazz-elegies New Orleans may be the nominal birthplace of jazz, though it's also where a jazz tradition associated with death began: The jazz funeral, in which mourners taking a casket to the cemetery are accompanied by a band playing spirituals, hymns and dirges.<p>In the post-1945 era, that tradition manifested in a more modern form of jazz elegy. Jazz artists recorded instrumental tributes (with lyrics sometimes added later) for musical friends and colleagues who had died and had served as figures of inspiration. Sun, 25 May 2014 09:03:00 +0000 David Brent Johnson 25860 at http://wuis.org In Memoriam: Jazz Elegies Wade In The Water: 5 Jazz Takes On Spirituals http://wuis.org/post/wade-water-5-jazz-takes-spirituals <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ1AL2bzmpY</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:56:00 +0000 David Brent Johnson 14376 at http://wuis.org Wade In The Water: 5 Jazz Takes On Spirituals