“Body And Soul” by Johnny Green
I studied Coleman Hawkins’ famous 1939 version of this song when I was a student at UNO many years ago. It’s been one of my favorite ballads to play ever since. Louis Armstrong was the first to record it in the year it was composed, 1930. So here we are, one year shy of this song’s 90th birthday. Never gets old.
John Ellis – bass clarinet
Yasushi Nakamura – bass
Jason Marsalis – drums
Recorded and mixed by Michael Perez-Cisneros at The Big Orange Sheep.
Artwork by Aya Sekine (aya_loves_drawing on Instagram)