Jazz Meets Gospel Part 9: “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”

Gary Wood’s Swing Band Presentation and slide show featuring the influence of the African/American tradition on Jazz.

Part 9

“Just A Closer Walk With Thee”

The YouTube begins with Gary (trumpet) and Dan Foster (clarinet) marching among the fans back to the stage after the interval.

A Traditional gospel song, ”Just a Closer Walk with Thee” is one of the most frequently played number in traditional New Orleans Jazz Funerals. The title and lyrics are drawn from 2 Corinthians 5:7: “We walk by faith, not by sight.”

View the complete set:
Gary Wood’s “Jazz Meets Gospel” Compilation: Parts 1 to 11

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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