This was a rough week (even for the Bears). So for this evening’s FNJ, I am going to focus on a specific album that you should pop into your musical device of choice and enjoy: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
I have mentioned each of these fine gentlemen over the past few years.
Hartman has a dark, rich voice. His sense of pitch is superb,
his diction outstanding. If you want a mellifluous, honey-toned
baritone, there is none better. He was a crooner on par with Sinatra (if not better); indeed,
Hartman may very well have been the greatest jazz balladeer of all
But his best known work remains the superb John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman – a beautiful, must own jazz classic
Enjoy Coltrane and Hartman’s take on Billy Strayhorn’s Play Lush Life …