John Coltrane: Body and Soul
Body and Soul
John Coltrane (tenor sax)
Coltrane's Sound (Atlantic 8122-71984-2)
Composed by Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour & Frank Eyton.
Recorded: New York, October 24, 1960
Rating: 80/100 (learn more)
Coltrane recorded only a few standards when he was with Atlantic Records, and "Body and Soul"—a warhorse for tenor players—had to be among them. But paradoxically it's featured on a record that was only released four years after being recorded, at a time when Coltrane had gone way beyond his style of 1960. In fact, Coltrane doesn't sound too interested by this tune. In his intro, Tyner drags it towards the modal mood his leader increasingly preferred, instead of tackling the complex harmonies. And indeed the only real solo is played by the pianist in the middle of the track. Coltrane merely contents himself with toying around the melody at the beginning and end, in a strangely unconcerned way.
Reviewer: Thierry QuĂ©num
Other reviews for this track:
- John Coltrane: Body and Soul by Joe Lovano (100/100)
Tags: body and soul