Download Files - Jazz Tenebrae is a deeply moving experience of the Passion of Jesus. Drenched in the rich harmonies of jazz, this package offers a complete order of worship, arrangements of Holy Week hymns and spirituals, MP3 files of the music as it was performed, and a tip sheet on how to do the service. The service features a few of our "Psalms Without Words," as well as some fresh new arrangements of some traditional spirituals. Available to download as a ZIP file. Cost $40.
E-Book / PDF File - Here is the songbook for Interior Window, an astonishing CD from Bill Carter and the Presbybop Quartet. Including the actual sheet music of the twelve tunes from the album, it also includes the stirring free verse poems that Bill wrote to introduce each song. 38 pages.
E-Book / PDF File Jazz in the Pulpit: Biblical Reflections on the Syncopated Art. Nearly twenty years in the making, the new book by Bill Carter features nineteen sermons and three major speeches, all of them exploring the intersections between jazz and the Christian faith. 105 pages.
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The Presbybop Quintet will celebrate the music of Dizzy Gillespie at the annual Jazz Communion service. With Jeff Stockham on trumpet, Mike Carbone on saxophone and flute, Tony Marino on bass, Tyler Dempsey on drums, and Bill Carter on piano. The event will be live-streamed on the YouTube site accessed through www.fpccs.org.
Music of Consolation - Presbybop Quintet with the Lyric Consort
A very special event: the Presbybop Quintet collaborates with the renowned Lyric Consort for the premiere of "Lux Aeterna," a jazz requiem composed by Bill Carter during the covid-19 pandemic. With Tony Marino on bass, Ron Vincent on drums, Jeff Stockham on trumpet, Mike Carbone on sax, and Bill Carter on piano -- along with the 8 voices of the Lyric Consort (http://www.lyricconsort.com/).
An afternoon with the Presbybop Quartet
We return to our friends in Chocolate Town USA for a concert of swinging music. Rescheduled from the pandemic!