Religion: Monastery Jam

Brother Matthew, Brother Bartholomew and Brother Stanislaus take their vows this week at the Servite Monastery on Van Buren Street in Chicago. Brother Stanislaus came from the Polish army and five years in a German prison camp. Brother Bartholomew came from the retail clothing trade in Chicago, where he was known to fellow salesmen as "Two-Pants Murphy." And Brother Matthew came from the honky-tonk world of red-hot, blue-air, 4-in-the-morning jazz; his name was Boyce Brown.

"The best white alto saxophonist," wrote French Musicologist Hugues (Le Jazz Hot) Panassie, "is a Chicago musician, Boyce Brown . . . He has voluminous sonority,...