Jazz Still Inspires Me

I’ve always loved jazz. I was part of the founding jazz program at Webster University in St. Louis. It started the burn I have for that genre, and the fire never went out. You learn so much about pouring out of your heart & soul, and I believe this relates so much to what I feel in worship music. Even John Coltrane commented that his classic recording “A Love Supreme” was worship to God. Those early inspirations are firmly planted in me. The value of my Bachelors of Music degree is not in the plaque on my wall, but in the passion that it stirred in me as a young musician.
Here’s a clip recorded at Belmont University in Nashville with my friend, Professor David McKay, for his faculty recital. This is David’s tune “Colori.”  Our band, Quad Venti, is the outlet for the love of this music. You can check out more  QV songs at itunes. To book the group for your event contact my office. (615) 851-2850, or email LMAlbrecht@aol.com.


Groove is Everything:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites
  • email
  • MySpace
About Carl

Carl has been a professional drummer & percussionist for over 30 years. He has played on over 80 Integrity Music projects; Maranatha Praise Band recordings 7 thru 10, & numerous other Christian, Pop, Country, Jazz, & Commercial projects.


  1. Alicia Cone says

    Loved this clip, and what you shared about the meaning of jazz to you. The Coltrane reference was very nice. Cute tagline…”Groove is Everything”. I tweeted this cliip cause it was too good not to share. Best to you and your family! PS. More jazz clips please! : )

  2. Tom Cupp says

    Hi, Carl!

    Thanks for the clip! My only complaint is that it was WAY too short!! I, too, love jazz. You are fortunate to find a group of musicians that can play jazz well. It must be one of the benefits of living in the Nashville area. I wish I could find such able musicians to “hang with” around here! 😉

    Looking forward to hearing more! Blessings to you!

    • Thanks Tom,,, yea..that’s all I could get… I’ll try post more as they show up.// Nashville does have many brilliant players in every genre. What a blessing.
      If you want to hear more Quad Venti tunes you can check us out on itunes… or buy the CD at cdbaby.com . Hopefully there’ll be a new project this year.

  3. Kevin McGuire says


    Thank you for posting this clip. I share your love of jazz, from big band swing to bop to fusion to smooth jazz. The playing was tasteful on that clip. Please post more.

    I agree with the previous posters, more jazz please!

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.