“Body And Soul”

Various Video Renditions of “Body And Soul”: Barry Harris, Robert Glasper Trio, Bilial, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Billie Holiday, Art Tatum, Arturo Sandoval & Dizzy Gillespie’s Big Band, Esperanza, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine, Wes Montgomery, Carmen Mcrae, Coleman Hawkins, Teddy Wilson

Today, I was exercising at the gym and listening to my recorded music and I came across a recording of “Body and Soul” by Tuck & Patti — I searched for a video recording of their rendition, but I did not findone. But I decided, anyway, to spend some time discovering how many of the great jazz musicians recorded “Body and Soul”, and, if there were any new musicians playing the tune. I hope you’ll enjoy this treasure trove. I sure there are some renditions here that you’ve never heard. Let me hear something from somebody!—Ronn

For those who wish to see the film “Body and Soul” (1925) by writer and film director Oscar Micheaux

Cast:
Paul Robeson as Reverend Isaiah T. Jenkins / His brother Sylvester
Mercedes Gilbert as Sister Martha Jane – Isabelle’s Mother
Julia Theresa Russell as Isabelle – the Girl
Lawrence Chenault as Yello-Curley’ Hinds – the Phony Reverend’s Former Jailmate
Marshall Rogers as Speakeasy proprietor
Lillian Johnson as “Sis” Caline, a Pious Lady
Madame Robinson as “Sis” Lucy, a Pious Lady
Chester A. Alexander as Deacon Simpkins, a Church Elder
Walter Cornick as Brother Amos, a Church Elder

RONALD BUNN

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