Before Thomas “Tommy” Morris became Brother Pierre in a religious group called Divine, he was a fabulous coronet player of the early New York Jazz scene in the 1920’s. He played with some of the best: Fats Waller, Sidney Bechet, Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Orchestra and Clarence Williams. He also accompanied blues singers like: Margaret Johnson, Sara Martin and Eva Taylor. And he appeared briefly in the Bessie Smith film, “St. Louis Blues,” in 1929. Quite the resume!