John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (remastered)
VJQC Score: N/A
Artist: COLTRANE,JOHN / HARTMAN,JOHNNY
Album Name: JOHN COLTRANE & JOHNNY HARTMAN
Record Label: GRP RECORDS
Format: VINYL LP
Release Date: 6/27/1995
John Coltrane's matchup with singer Johnny Hartman, although quite unexpected, works extremely well. Hartman was in prime form on the six ballads, and his versions of ''Lush Life'' and ''My One and Only Love'' have never been topped. Coltrane's playing throughout the session is beautiful, sympathetic, and still exploratory; he sticks exclusively to tenor on the date. At only half an hour, one wishes there were twice as much music, but what is here is classic, essential for all jazz collections.