John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman

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Catalog: GRD157
Format: CD

Johnny Hartman: vocals John Coltrane: tenor sax McCoy Tyner: piano Jimmy Garrison: bass Elvin Jones: drums

1) They Say It's Wonderful 2) Dedicated to You 3) My One and Only Love 4) Lush Life 5) You Are Too Beautiful 6) Autumn Serenade

This recording is one the finest jazz vocal albums out there. Unpretentious, genuine, and with top-shelf performances all around. This would be Coltrane's only recording as a leader with a vocalist. Hartman did not consider himself a jazz singer, but this session proved otherwise.
Hartman's smooth baritone voice soars at times and reaches to the depths at others with nary a forced note to be heard. Coltrane provides note-perfect accompaniment behind the singer while keeping his solos short, to-the-point, and never far from the melody. The rest of the group follows suit and gives their all underneath the two frontmen.
This CD is a must-have for any who even remotely enjoys jazz!

Price: $18.98