Body and Soul: An American Bridge

Poster for Body and Soul: An American Bridge The performance history of the most recorded song in jazz reveals the influences, creations and conflicts between Blacks and Jews in American popular song. Out of all the cross-cultural encounters that have resulted in the richness of American popular music, none has been so prominent or so fraught with fraternity and conflict as the relationships between African Americans and American Jews. Body and Soul: An American Bridge aims to tease out the strands of this cultural knot by focusing on the early performance history of the jazz standard, “Body and Soul,” one of the most recorded songs in the jazz repertoire.

58 minutes
Robert Philipson, Robert Philipson

Shown at

  1. 15th Annual JCC Rockland International Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  2. Athens Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  3. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  4. Baltimore Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  5. Carmel Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  6. Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  7. Farthest North Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  8. Jewish Film Festival (Chautauqua) - 2019
  9. Virginia Festival of Jewish Film - 2018

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