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John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman [Original recording remastered]

Elvin Jones, Jimmy Garrison, John Coltrane, Johnny Hartman, McCoy Tyner, John Coltrane And Johnny HartmanAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (June 10, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 1963
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Impulse Records
  • ASIN: B0018RWD6S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,860 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. They Say It's Wonderful
2. Dedicated To You
3. My One And Only
4. Lush Life
5. You Are Too Beautiful
6. Autumn Serenade

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165 of 169 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "They Say It's Wonderful" November 17, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I've been sitting here reading fellow Amazon reviewers take on "John Coltrane and Johhny Hartman" and I've noticed a trend that I find discomforting....if not exactly true as well. But I'll soon get to that. First, I think a little background is needed to fully understand where this cd is at, musically speaking of course.
When approached to do an "album" with a singer Cotrane's first, and I suspect only response, was Johnny Hartman. Hartman was close to being a complete unknown in a field where he so obviously excelled and Coltrane, while recording two albums of ballads previous to this record, "Ballads" and "Duke Ellington and John Coltrane" was still attempting to facillitate a style that reached the outer boundaries of the restrictive nature of popular song. That being the case they entered the studio and preceded to record a every sense of the word.
Now,unlike other reviewer's comments about Coltrane being subjected to the role of "sideman" to Johnny Hartman's vocals this, I feel, simply misses the point of what this cd is about. Coltrane's tenor, I feel, is actually the "second voice" on this fine disc. The interaction between voice and musical instrument will always be debated as how to best draw a "focal point" where each can draw inspiration from the other and I feel that this is as close as I've ever heard to having those two seperate entities actually realizing that one precise point where vocals and intrumentation blend together in perfect unison . A perfect blending of two "instruments". Obviously a listener's attention will always turn toward the vocal aspect of any piece of music due to it's simply being recorded at the front end of any song. And being Johnny Hartman how could you not pay close attention!
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A unmitigated masterpiece November 27, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Simply put this has to be one of my favorite Cd's. Mere words can't express how well the combination of the John Coltrane Quartet sound and Johnny Hartman sounds. From 'They say it's wonderful' to 'Autumn serenade' all of the tracks are excellent to say the least. Johnny Hartman has one of the smoothest barritone singing voices I've ever heard. Listining to his voice on 'Lush life'(especially) gives me the chills. (I'd argue that their cover of that song is the best ever). This paired up with the already legendary sound of the John coltrane quartet makes this album not a must have but an essential for any coltrane fan. If you are even thinkg about buying this CD you've given it too much thought, BUY IT NOW! You wont regret it.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Consumer advisory for the "Originals" version August 30, 2009
By A.Y.H.
Format:Audio CD
I'm satisfied with the sound of the "Originals" digipak reissue of this classic (the one in a cardboard folder with an orange and black strip on the left side of the cover, with the word "ORIGINALS" on it) but fans of the album should know that this version may be different from the one to which you're accustomed.

After the session with Hartman, Coltrane returned to the studio to overdub some extra saxophone on several of these songs. The songs that received the extra saxophone were "My One and Only Love", "Lush Life," and "You Are Too Beautiful." As with ASCENSION, two versions of this album were released - one with the overdubs, and one without.

The Originals version does _not_ contain these overdubs. For example, the Originals version of "You Are Too Beautiful" features _no saxophone at all_; Hartman is accompanied by Tyner, Garrison, and Jones only.

I actually prefer this unadorned version of the album for its plainer, more spacious sound; the well-known version is spoilt by too much reverb. But some listeners will miss the familiar sax ornamentation on three crucial tracks. Perhaps more importantly though, this version of the album is NOT the one preferred by Coltrane himself.

The commonly-available CD version in a jewel case offers the version Coltrane approved.

[Edited to correct a mistaken song attribution]
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lush & Romantic Music December 7, 2000
Format:Audio CD
John Coltrane is one of the most inventive and innovative jazz musicians of all time, but he very well may be at his best with his work on these six simple ballads. By employing Johnny Hartman as the vocalist, Mr. Coltrane's tenor sax perfectly meshes with Mr. Hartman's deep, rich baritone voice. Mr. Hartman's voice is so sweet and mellow it practically drips out of your speakers. The songs are all arranged in a simple and understated manor and that adds to their elegance. Mr. Coltrane plays in smooth yet forceful tones that turn simple riffs into majestic sounds. McCoy Tyner provides the backbone of the album with his piano playing. He fills the holes with pretty tinkling of the ivories. The band is at their peak on the opening track "They Say It's Wonderful" that opens with a 2 minute solo by Mr. Coltrane and then drops Mr. Hartman's silky dulcitones on you. It doesn't get any more romantic than right here.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crooner+sax=mood music October 10, 2001
Format:Audio CD
With this CD, originally recorded in 1963, a triad of ballad albums by Coltrane was complete. This completes a series of ballad albums that were preceded by "Ballads" and "Duke Ellington and John Coltrane" all excellent in theiir own right. Of the three this is the furthest departure for Coltrane as it is more of a Hartman CD. Make no doubt that Coltrane is featured but he accentuates and compliments the velvety voice of Hartman rather than dominating the overall sound. With the exception of "Autumn Serenade", where Coltrane stretches the limits slightly, Hartman is the star and Coltrane is the featured sideman. The "voice" of Coltrane echoes in soft and suttle refrain, mimicking and adding texture to the crooning of the Billy Eckstine-esque Johnny Hartman. When Coltrane takes over he refrains from overpowering but rather creates beautiful interludes. All of the songs are superb and fine examples of ballads from another era. They almost sound corny but the inherent beauty is something that must be taken seriously as it is heartfelt and rapturous. The vocal stylings are simply top notch. If I had to pick one song that is a standout it would be "Lush Life," which Trane previously recorded, but it is unlike this vocal version. The soft sax that eventually takes it's turn is a double-timed repitition of the lyrics previously crooned by Hartman and swings gently but energetically. Buy this for a change of pace on your CD player. It is only six songs and definitely old school. If your not able to keep a fire lit with these torch songs you might want to see a doctor. Recommended for people who feel romanticism never goes out of style.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Johnny Hartman, omigod.
I can turn out the lights and listen to Coltrane blow all night long. And when Johnny Hartman sings My One and Only Love, chills,,,
Published 1 month ago by Vanissa Thurman
2.0 out of 5 stars Indifferent
I expected a more upbeat jazz and a higher quality hifi. Possibly my expectations were too high. But it was under the heading, Top 10 Jazz Musicians ever!
Published 1 month ago by peter barton
5.0 out of 5 stars Vinyl
It seem all the reviewers talk about what a wonderful CD this and I have no doubt as CDs go it is. You have not, however, heard this album until you have enjoyed it on vinyl... Read more
Published 1 month ago by VPI
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Combination
Can't get enough of this smooth sound. I listen to it every day.
It's deeply emotional music where horn and vocal seem as one. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Theresa Manning
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay
This is a good buy for music. I would buy this product again if I were to loose, misplace or damage this one.
Published 2 months ago by Walter Griffin
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful combination.
Put two extraordinary talents together and you get a wonderful musical experience. I am confident you will share my experience
as well. Enjoy.
Published 2 months ago by Herb M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have classic Jazz album
Two master musicians made one of the most beautiful albums ever. But I will not buy albums through Amazon again. Read more
Published 2 months ago by David S. Katz
5.0 out of 5 stars I feel this purchase was well worth it.
I love it. I had put off buying the cd for sometime. I listen to this cd almost every day while working. I shard it with some friends over the holiday and they loved it too. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Elaine E. Shuman
5.0 out of 5 stars the ultimate
Here it is.If you want the best ,buy this on vinyl or digital media....Johnnys voice has the same amount of control and soul piercing that Coltranes sax has,and you won't hear that... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ronald Zappala
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
This is a classic jazz collaboration between Coltrane and Hartman; each and every track is incredibly enjoyable, but have to admit my favorite is: My One and Only Love! Read more
Published 3 months ago by L. M. Elliott
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