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Johnny Hartman – For Trane (1995 FLAC)

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Johnny Hartman - For Trane (1995 FLAC)

Johnny Hartman – For Trane (1995 FLAC)

Artist: Johnny Hartman
Album: For Trane
Release/Reissue: 1995
Genre: Vocal Jazz

01. My Favorite Things
02. Violets For Your Furs
03. Nature Boy
04. Summertime
05. Why Did I Choose You
06. The Nearness of You
07. I’m Glad There Is You
08. On Green Dolphin Street
09. My Funny Valentine
10. Sometimes I’m Happy
11. S’posin

This CD combines together parts of two sessions recorded in Tokyo by the warm ballad singer Johnny Hartman. Although titled For Trane, the vocal recital only has three songs associated with John Coltrane (“My Favorite Things,” “Violets for Your Furs,” and “Nature Boy”) and the majority of the selections are actually taken from an unrelated session in which Hartman was matched with trumpeter Terumasa Hino. The music alternates between ballads (“Violets for Your Furs” and “The Nearness of You” are high points) and swingers and, although Hartman does not really improvise, his voice (still in its prime at the time) is appealing. Considering his slim discography, Johnny Hartman’s fans will definitely want this one.

Johnny Hartman – vocals
Masahiko Kikuchi – piano (#1-3)
Yoshio Suzuki – bass (#1-3)
Hiroshi Murakami – drums (#1-3)
Terumasa Hino – trumpet (#6-11)
Mikio Masuda – piano (#4-11)
Yoshio Ikeda – bass (#4-11)
Motohiko Hino – drums (#4-11)