During a trip through the fjords of Norway, I was overwhelmed by the strength of God’s presence and the beauty of His creation.  My inspiration in that place served as the conception for Spirit. Each of the three movements represents a different aspect of the Holy Spirit.

I. Spirit (in Creation)

The Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.  -Genesis 1:2

II.  Acts (Spirit in Christ)

In Him we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28

III.  Everduring (Everlasting nature of the Spirit)

I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.Revelation 1:8

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This is exceptionally beautiful music played by wonderful musicians…”  -  Maria Schneider, GRAMMY-winning Composer, Arranger and Conductor of the Maria Schneider Orchestra

“Ike Sturm’s Spirit is, to my ears, a deeply touching piece of music. In the often harsh world that we live in today, it is refreshing to hear jazz-based music that is so open and vulnerable.”  -  John Hollenbeck, Drummer, Composer and leader of the Claudia Quintet and the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble