Religion: Theology & Jazz

Progressive Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck has always shown a streak of mysticism about his "far-out" music (TIME, Nov. 8). This week he gave it an airing on CBS-TV's Look Up and Live, where he played the piano and chatted with the Rev. Lawrence McMaster, 26, of the Oxford (Pa.) Presbyterian Church, jazz student and onetime disk jockey. Subject: the "theology of jazz." Excerpts:

McMaster: Dave, what's the secret?

We could use some of that magnetism to fill our churches.

Brubeck: There's no secret involved.

Today's jazz reflects the American scene, the hopes, dreams and frustrations of our generation . . . Our primary aim [is]...

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