The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 24, 1955 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 24, 1955
Page 14
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PAGW FOUWH5BW BLYTHEVrLLK (ARK.)' COURIER MONDAY, OCTOBKn 24, 195S Jazz-Expert Pastor Soys; You Can Preach With Trombone As We// as Book' By HARRY TAYLOR NEA Special Correspondent CINCINNATI — (NBA) — "And David and all the House of Israel played before the Lord on all manner of instruments even on harps, and on psalteries, and on sackbuts, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals." So wrote the author of the book of Samuel, and the Rev. Alvin Ker- gressive ns they come. Two years started a movement to elim- shaw the jazz-expert clergyman mate the frills from funerals "in from Oxford, Ohio, would be the j the interests of Christianity and last one to disagree with the Bible. "Those oldtime jazzmen back in Bible times seem to have had a sincere beat," said Mr. Kershaw, "just like Turk Murphy here and his boys." Mr. Kershaw came to Cincinnati the other day to dig the music of Trombonist Murphy and his San Francisco jazz band. It was the evening of his 30th birthday, and he spent it listening to music in which he admires the religion as well as the rhythm. • • • It was also a good chance to bone up for "The $64,000 Question," the TV quia show on which Mr. Kershaw, having been held in the wings by the show's producers for three months, successfully beat out the 516,000 answer. "The Biblical sackbut was the ancestor of slide-trombones lite Turk Murphy blows," volunteered the minister, as the band rocked into a New Orleans number. "I wish they'd ask me a question like that (on the show), but I don't Imagine they will." Mr. Kershaw, who is rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Oxford, is definitely a lover of old- tune jazz—things like the 1925 W. C. Handy-Sachmo Armstrong collaboration he easily identified on television. But he has no love for "progressive" jazz. He calls it "contrived, un-communicative and seldom sincere." True, spontaneous jazz, he says, has a "purity and honesty that spring from the very roots of human joy and sorrow." When H comes to church matters, however, Mr. Kershaw is as pro- economy. Parishioners in his church. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church near the campu-s of Miami University, voted wholesale approval. Among the frills discouraged by Holy Trinity are ornate open caskets, sentimental music, flowers except on the altar, and even embalming, except for delayed funerals. Mr. Kershaw made other headlines four years ago when he first invited George Lewis and his New Orleans jazz band into the church to play tunes like "When the Sainte Go Marching In!" "There's more religion in back- f rorn - the - graveyard-on-a-tailgate music like that than there is in most sermons," said Rev. Kershaw. "You can preach with a trombone as well as a book. "Too many people associate jazz with red light districts like old Storeyville. They still call it gutter music, but actually it can be one of man's most authentic outlets for expressing his faith hi God." The pastor's contacts with jazz- nan Lewis stimulated a life-long interest, in spontaneous music, and he started absorbing books and records. This was the knowledge which eventually led him out of the pulpit nto "The $64,000 Question" isolation booth. Born In Louisville, Ky., and educated there and at Sewanee, Term., Mr. Kershaw came to Oxford nine years ago. His wife, Doris, and his ,hree children say things were relatively quiet there until the bishop the rector the green light to try for the jackpot. What will I do with the money? I haven't even thought about it," THE REV. ALVIN KERSHAW: Even on harps and on sackbuts. said the minister. "No. I don't in- Iain of the "George Lewis New Or- tend to go on TV permanently. I'm j ],, iinii j il2z Band," but he doesn't just up there to prove my point I p ,. iy , m lnstnlmeni . himself. When about jazz being not, very far from \ preaching." j The six-foot-two minister is chap- j mmK w that kind Q{ preachingi e's just a faithful congregationer. "Both natively and intellectually. I feel a great response to It," he saiti. "Just like the religious people back in the days of King David, who rocked when the rhythm be- iian." I Across the jazz-room floor, Turk ; Murphy raised his sackbut to his ! Itps and began preaching about the ' river Jordan, and how it should roll, Jordan, roll. IF Sour Stomach Makes Yov Feel Like Tbh: •^C Remember— TUMS fwutroKx* excess acid almost before it starts! If acid stomach and gassy heartburn make you long-faced, try this top-speed way »o relieve sourness and after-eating distress. Just eat 2 Turns after meals—or whenever over-indulgence makes you feel upset. Turns neutralize burning acid fast. Can't over-alfcaliw— can't cause acid rebound. Always carry Turns in pocket or purse. 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