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I Thought About You (Reis)
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Best known for the 1962 recording John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Hartman had a long career that began with Earl Hines and Dizzy Gillespie in the '40s. But there were relatively few opportunities to record and little pub... more »
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Best known for the 1962 recording John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Hartman had a long career that began with Earl Hines and Dizzy Gillespie in the '40s. But there were relatively few opportunities to record and little public recognition for a singer held in such high regard by other musicians. This 1959 session for the Roost label is one of the more obscure of Hartman's albums, receiving little attention before its reissue in 1997, but it's a fine showcase for his consummate abilities: the warm, distinctive glow of his baritone voice, its surprisingly flexible range, and his superb musical phrasing. He also had the ability to give a lyric the feeling of spontaneity, a talent that's apparent here on tunes both well known, like "I Should Care," and more obscure, like "Sunday" and "Alone." He's accompanied here by an unidentified rhythm section and reeds, subtly and unobtrusively orchestrated by Rudy Traylor. --Stuart Broomer
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A great recording by a classic voice
historyone | Republic of Texas, USA | 10/07/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Johnny Hartman has a wonderful smooth Baritone voice and this recording of him highlights it brilliantly. Johnny Hartman is most famous for his collaboration with the immortal Saxaphonist John Coltrane. Although not as outstanding as that recording, this album is excellent and very nice to listen to on those dark nights enjoying the sounds of good Jazz. From "Mam'selle" to "I thought about you" every song he sings is clear and wonderful to listen. This album is highly recommended to all Johnny Hartman fans and those who enjoy a great Jazz vocalist."
This is a great cd.
T. Nichols | AUGUSTA, MAINE, US | 06/24/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a wonderful nostalgic trip back in time....with a great artist. It is our first Johnny Hartman cd and we treasure it!!"