“Serious jazz musicians are into their music like it’s a religion,” says Sisto.
Thomas Merton was one of the most influential spiritual writers of the 20th century--and he was also a passionate jazz fan.
Jazz fans are known for their religious-like zeal, but in the 1960s jazz sometimes became a PART of religion, providing the soundtrack for church ceremonies.
That church dedicated to the saxophonist in San Francisco? Not so weird, when you think about it.