Hartman for Lovers

Hartman for Lovers

by Johnny Hartman
     
 

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As the latest edition in its For Lovers series, Verve issues this stellar collection of cuts by "the Voice" himself, Johnny Hartman. Indeed, given the nature of Hartman's significant -- and even singular contribution -- to the art of the ballad, it's a wonder that the label didn't issue one before now. The 11 tracks here range…  See more details below

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As the latest edition in its For Lovers series, Verve issues this stellar collection of cuts by "the Voice" himself, Johnny Hartman. Indeed, given the nature of Hartman's significant -- and even singular contribution -- to the art of the ballad, it's a wonder that the label didn't issue one before now. The 11 tracks here range chronologically, from 1963-1966, and are culled from such classic albums as John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Unforgettable, I Just Dropped By to Say Hello, and Voice That Is! Tracks include "Unforgettable," "Stairway to the Stars," "These Foolish Things," "For the Want of a Kiss," "My One and Only Love," and others, with backing by not only the Coltrane quartet, but Hank and Elvin Jones, Milt Hinton, Illinois Jacquet, Herb Ellis, Joe Mondragon, Mike Melvoin, Richard Davis, Gerald Wilson, and others. But it's the mood, the feel, the grace, the aplomb, and the dignity that are in the smoothed-out grain of Hartman's instrument, seducing the listeners and instilling a great calm and a quiet yearning. In addition to having all of these songs in one place for a budget price, there is a terrific, beautifully articulated set of liner notes by the writer Al Young, who places the great Hartman in his proper historical and aesthetic context.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/04/2004
Label:
Universal Japan
UPC:
4988005354303
catalogNumber:
9514

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Hartman   Primary Artist,Vocals
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Richard Davis   Bass
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Illinois Jacquet   Tenor Saxophone
Plas Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Elvin Jones   Drums
Hank Jones   Piano
Shelly Manne   Drums
Oliver Nelson   Conductor
Gerald Wilson   Conductor
Gabe Baltazar   Alto Saxophone
Stan Levey   Drums
Jimmy Garrison   Bass
McCoy Tyner   Piano
Porcino   Trumpet
Mike Barone   Trombone
Samuel Boghossian   Viola
Billy Byers   Trombone
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Vince Gill   Violin
Bill Green   Tenor Saxophone
Milt Hinton   Bass
Bill Hood   Baritone Saxophone
Howard Roberts   Guitar
Osie Johnson   Drums
Jim Lockert   Percussion
Leonard Malarsky   Violin
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Mike Melvoin   Piano
Ollie Mitchell   Trumpet
Wilbert Nuttycombe   Violin
George Poole   Violin
Jerome Reisler   Violin
Emmet Sargeant   Cello
Darrel Terwilliger   Violin
Jimmy Bond   Bass
Joseph Ditullio   Cello
Betty Marks   Violin
Alvin Rinkin   Viola
John Vidusich   Violin

Technical Credits

Kurt Weill   Composer
Oliver Nelson   Arranger
Gerald Wilson   Arranger
Ray Noble   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Redd Evans   Composer
Sid Feller   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Peter Keepnews   Liner Notes
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Frank Signorelli   Composer
Bob Thiele   Producer
Rick Ward   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Irving Gordon   Composer
Harry Link   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Robert Mellin   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer
Guy Wood   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Amélie Hazard   Illustrations
Bart Howard   Composer

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