Oft Overlooked Jazz Singer

ColtraneHartmanOne of my “If you could only listen to 10 albums for the rest of your life” picks, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman ranks up there at the top. Love Hartman’s tibre, love his swing, and love his subtle emotion.

Rhythm section is a who’s who of Bop/Post-Bop jazz:¬†Mccoy Tyner on piano, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones drumming.

‘Trane’s solos are evocative but never overbearing. Tightly balanced ensemble work, to be sure.

Give this cut a listen – Billy Strayhorn’s ode to dispair, “Lush life”.