John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman Vinyl LP
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman Vinyl LP
On March 7, 1963 Coltrane and Hartman had decided on 10 songs for the record album, but en route to the studio they heard Nat King Cole on the radio performing "Lush Life", and Hartman immediately decided that song had to be included in their album. The legendary compilation was made that same day at the Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Each song was done in only one take, except for "You Are Too Beautiful."
The album has become an instant jazz classic, and the renditions of "Lush Life", "My One and
Only Love", and "They Say It's Wonderful" are considered definitive.
Recorded March 7, 1963. Produced by Bob Thiele, Engineered by Rudy Van Gelder.
"Rudy Van Gelder’s recording is sympathetic to the musical setting, with Hartman center stage, looming large and just kissed with reverb. Even Tyner’s piano sounds clean and well-textured, while Coltrane and Jones share a channel, with the tenor sax upfront and the drums pushed appropriately behind." - Michael Fremer, www.musicangle.com, Music 10, Sound 9
John Coltrane, tenor sax
McCoy Tyner, piano
Jimmy Garrison, bass
Elvin Jones, drums
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman Track Listing
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
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