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John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
John Coltrane, Johnny Hartman
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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This is one of the three all-ballad albums that John Coltrane recorded in late 1962 and early 1963. Johnny Hartman was apparently Coltrane's suggestion, and his deep, dark voice meshes perfectly here with Coltrane's tenor....  more »

     
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All Artists: John Coltrane, Johnny Hartman
Title: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Bebop, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Classic Vocalists, Cabaret, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 076732566121

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This is one of the three all-ballad albums that John Coltrane recorded in late 1962 and early 1963. Johnny Hartman was apparently Coltrane's suggestion, and his deep, dark voice meshes perfectly here with Coltrane's tenor. The material is well-chosen, including definitive readings of "My One and Only Love" and "Lush Life." McCoy Tyner fills out the chords, augmenting the harmonies and keeping the tone of these ballads respectful but not overly sentimental. All the players get to the deep structure of the songs and are not afraid to play in the most essential and elegant manner. This is beautiful jazz. --Michael Monhart

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God Himself Couldnt Top This One....
Paul Dailey | Boston, MA, USA | 10/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I own this album on vinyl, cassette, CD, and now as a remastered download....and I would buy it 20 more times, and still not feel I paid too much. "My One and Only Love" is the most perfect jazz ballard every recorded - and the rest, with Trane and Johnny bouncing back and forth with such skill and ease, and McCoy Tyner just sprinkling brilliance around the outside. This is perfection on a par that can never and will never be matched.

The greatest jazz disc in my collection - and that is saying a lot, since there are about 15,000 jazz discs in it. Brilliant!!"