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“Body and Soul” is a popular tune written in 1930 by Johnny Green.
This is one of the most commonly played jazz ballads of all time. It was first recorded by Jack Hilton and his Orchestra and later it was used as the theme for the 1947 film “Body and Soul”.

 

Perhaps one of the most popular versions of this tune is Coleman Hawkins’ famous 1939 recording, considered to foreshadow the coming of the bebop style. This tune is most commonly called in the key of Db Major.

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Brent Vaartstrahttp://www.brentvaartstra.com
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for learnjazzstandards.com which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."

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