Just a thought. I call myself a Smooth Christian Jazz artist, and a worshipper in general. When I preface my style of jazz with Christian, it is to re-affirm what was Christian to begin with. Faith birthed jazz, and is deeply interwoven in jazz to this day. Jazz greats such as Duke Ellington would affirm that the genre and the Christian faith are inseparable.
Before it was called jazz, there was a form of skillful instrumental praise to our God... and it is documented in the Bible. David played it before the Lord, and before kings. The Spirit of God inhabited it, and through it soothed people's spirits. This is the purpose for my music, to be another vehicle through which Holy Spirit can move!
By the way, coming across this article today inspired the thought :)
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