Great arrangement, Mark. I loved it!
To me, it would be so great to have some jazz in church. A few, such as Israel Houghton, are not afraid to incorporate jazz idiom in their music; but the stigma of "secular" is strong, at least in my part of the world. Finding a percussionist who can move outside of rock or country, and musicians who can handle the harmonies, is a challenge.
Perhaps its day is coming.
Cool...like your arrangement...Thanks.
Love the arrangement, double bass, everything. Wow.
Don't know too much about jazz but I am being educated by a musician who has a history in jazz. I am on with my very first jazz standard at the moment. I thought it was going to be impossible for me - the jazz chords and all that - it's a challenge, but I am loving it.
I remember once when I was backing a worship leader, who also has a passion for jazz, who went into singing and playing in the Spirit. It went on for ages - I have to add it was totally appropriate for the congregation at this particular venue - and to me this was an experience of pure jazz worship. The sheer depth of it was something I will always remember.