Sometimes that cookie cutter church music,Wow Ascension! You are really well-versed in this musical world. The vocals on Thunder on The Mountain is awesome, and I love all the other vids.
We truly have talented and devout musicians out there, and truly dedicated to their craft.
Thanks again for sharing and educating.
Sometimes that cookie cutter church music,
pop and too pop to be any good has had
more than a few musicians doubting their
own sensibilities. Where do they fit in if
their musical tastes fall far from a Sunday morn?
I once had a friend who refused to declare his
Christianity, even though his entire family were
church going people. Fantastic guitar player.
His complaint was that there
were no visible jazz fusion guitar players that
rivaled the likes of John McLaughlin, Larry Carlton,
or Neil Schon. Sad.
He died 20 years ago and my heart aches not knowing
if he ever changed his stance on all that. I hope
the merciful nature of God includes stubbornness too.
My hope is that more intricate musicianship becomes
the gold standard for those of us who can appreciate it.
Agree with you 100% here. There are many groups out there that are playing at high levels but they don't get the airplay and are not considered cool by the worship clicks. However they are real and many are writing some really cool stuff lyrically.
As far as the Jazz thing here is a really good bass player friend of mine from South Africa who is a believer playing with some like minded guys. When Alvin was touring with a band from SA in the states they were based out of our Church and he stayed with us when they had down time.
There are a LOT of teams out there playing some real music in Church. They just don't get a lot of media exposure or radio airplay. Maybe we need to start a thread on sharing of out of the mainstream worship artists.
Few examples of some of my favorites
Have played a lot of this guys stuff in services over the years