The Body & the Soul

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The Body & the Soul
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1964[1]
RecordedMarch 11 & May 2, 1963
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
March 8, 1963
Capitol Studios, New York City
ProducerBob Thiele
Freddie Hubbard chronology
Here to Stay
The Body & the Soul
Doin' the Thang!
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

The Body & the Soul is an album by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard recorded in 1963 as his second and last release on the Impulse! label.[3] It features performances by Hubbard with an orchestra and string section, and with a septet featuring Curtis Fuller, Eric Dolphy, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, Reggie Workman and Louis Hayes.


A reviewer for Negro Digest stated: "From the opening track to the last Hubbard establishes and maintains a mood of excellence that literally explodes out to the listener. His solos are pregnant with quality and melody, and his technique is flawless. Unquestionably, this is the best by Freddie Hubbard to date. As for the music itself, it is all mainstream. There is no attempt at far-out-ness. Each tune is easy discernible, being buoyant for the most part with beauty and form".[4] Michael G. Nastos of AllMusic added: "The manner in which this recording is programmed is thoughtful in that it lends to the diversity of the project, but is seamless from track to track. Dan Morgenstern's hefty liner notes also explain the concept behind this ambitious project, one which did not compare to any of Hubbard's other recordings in his career. Therefore it stands alone as one of the most unique productions in his substantive discography, and a quite credible initial go-round for Shorter as an orchestrator".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Freddie Hubbard except as indicated
  1. "Body and Soul" (Heyman, Sour, Eyton, Green) - 4:39
  2. "Carnival (Manhã de Carnaval)" (Bonfá, Creatore, Peretti, Weiss) - 5:21
  3. "Chocolate Shake" (Ellington, Webster) - 3:58
  4. "Dedicated to You" (Cahn, Chaplin, Zaret) - 3:24
  5. "Clarence's Place" - 3:31
  6. "Aries" - 3:07
  7. "Skylark" (Carmichael, Mercer) - 4:34
  8. "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)" (Ellington, Webster) - 3:43
  9. "Thermo" - 4:15

Recorded on March 8 (#3, 7-8), March 11 (#2, 6, 9), & May 2 (#1, 4, 5), 1963.


#1, 4, 5

#2, 6, 9

#3, 7, 8

  • Wayne Shorter - arranger, conductor
  • Freddie Hubbard, Ed Armour, Richard Williams - trumpet
  • Eric Dolphy - alto saxophone, flute
  • Bob Northern, Julius Watkins - French horns
  • Curtis Fuller, Melba Liston - trombone
  • Jerome Richardson - baritone saxophone
  • Cedar Walton - piano
  • Reggie Workman - bass
  • Philly Joe Jones - drums
  • Harry Cykman, Morris Stonzek, Arnold Eidus, Sol Shapiro, Charles McCracken, Harry Katzman, Harry Lookofsky, Gene Orloff, Julius Held, Raoul Poliakin - strings


  1. ^ Billboard July 11, 1964
  2. ^ a b Nastos, Michael G. "The Body & the Soul - Freddie Hubbard | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Jazz". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 75 17 October 1964. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  4. ^ H., R. (January 1965). "On Record". Negro Digest. Johnson Publishing Company: 77. Retrieved 13 December 2019.