The Grammy Awards are this weekend. One of the many nominees is pianist Keith Jarrett, up for his improvised solo on the song “Body and Soul.” It has WNYC’s Sara Fishko thinking about that song’s long history of musical inspiration...in this edition of Fishko Files.
For more from the speakers heard in this week's Fishko Files...
- Read about Will Friedwald's new book "A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers."
- Visit Stuart Isacoff's website.
Playlist for "Body and Soul"
Frank Sinatra. Recorded 1947. The Best of the Columbia Years, 1943-1952. Sony Music, 1995.
Benny Goodman Trio. Recorded 1935. Teddy Wilson: The Quintessence. Fremeaux & Associes, 2003.
Libby Holman. Recording date uncertain. Click to hear.
Louis Armstrong (etc.). Recorded 1930. St. Louis Blues Vol. 6. Sony Music, 1991.
Henry ‘Red’ Allen. Recorded 1934. Click to hear.
Art Tatum. Recorded 1938. Tatum Art. Storyville, 2008.
Coleman Hawkins. Recorded 1939. Body and Soul: 1933-1949. Naxos. 2001.
Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden. Recorded 2010. Jasmine. ECM.
Billie Holiday (with Roy Eldridge, Coleman Hawkins, Carl Drinkard, Kenny Burrell, Carson Smith, and Chico Hamilton). Recorded 1956. Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall. PolyGram Records, 1995.
Stan Getz. Recorded 1952. Stan Getz Plays. PolyGram Records, 1988.
Duke Ellington (with Aaron Bell and Sam Woodyard). Recorded 1961. Piano in the Foreground. Sony Music, 2004.
Thelonious Monk. Recorded 1963. Monk Alone. Sony Music, 1998.
John Coltrane. Recorded 1960. Click to hear.
WNYC Production Credits...
Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
Assistant Producer: Laura Mayer
Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann