Joel Rose http://wrti.org en Atheists Take Old Hymns Out Of The Chapel And Into The Streets http://wrti.org/post/atheists-take-old-hymns-out-chapel-and-streets <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr4raP3NBaA</p> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 16:03:00 +0000 Joel Rose 6370 at http://wrti.org Atheists Take Old Hymns Out Of The Chapel And Into The Streets Albert Murray, Writer And Co-Founder Of Jazz At Lincoln Center, Dies http://wrti.org/post/albert-murray-writer-and-co-founder-jazz-lincoln-center-dies Albert Murray, the influential writer and critic who helped found Jazz at Lincoln Center, died Sunday at home in Harlem. He was 97 years old. Duke Ellington once described him as the "unsquarest person I know."<p>For Murray, jazz and blues were more than just musical forms. They were a survival technique — an improvisatory response to hardship and uncertainty, as he told NPR in 1997: "You don't know how many bars you have, but however many of them you can make swing, the better off you are. That's about it."<p>Murray was born outside Mobile, Ala. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:57:00 +0000 Joel Rose 6347 at http://wrti.org Albert Murray, Writer And Co-Founder Of Jazz At Lincoln Center, Dies