John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman


Impulse (Acoustic Sounds Series)



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AIMP 80001
UPC: 602438089536
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP  

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Acoustic Sounds Series reissues from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises!

Monthly releases highlighting the world's most historic and best jazz records!

Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes

180-gram LPs pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jackets

Series supervised by Chad Kassem CEO of Acoustic Sounds

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A match made in heaven! This 1963 Impulse! LP is a career highlight for Johnny Hartman's beautiful baritone voice and John Coltrane's exploratory yet empathetic tenor sax.

John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman is one of the three all-ballad albums that John Coltrane recorded in late 1962 and early 1963. Hartman was apparently Coltrane's suggestion, and his deep, dark voice meshes perfectly here with Coltrane's tenor. "The material is well-chosen, including definitive readings of 'My One and Only Love' and 'Lush Life.' McCoy Tyner fills out the chords, augmenting the harmonies and keeping the tone of these ballads respectful but not overly sentimental. All the players get to the deep structure of the songs and are not afraid to play in the most essential and elegant manner. This is beautiful jazz." — Michael Monhart

Recorded on March 7, 1963 at the Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2013.

Side A
1. They Say It's Wonderful
2. Dedicated To You
3. My One And Only Love

Side B
1. Lush Life
2. You Are Too Beautiful
3. Autumn Serenade

Customer Reviews (4.33 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

5 Stars For The Sound....but

posted on 02/20/2023
3 Stars
Reviewer: Daniel Braun
This is an amazing sounding record. I have no issue with the sound at all. The problem is that it came very warped. You can sit clear across the room and watch the needle go up and down on the record. 5 stars for the sound, 2 stars for QC.


posted on 02/10/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: John Villano
I got this album for Christmas this year. Never got a chance to listen to it as we had a family emergency. We got back home 2-3 weeks later and this was the first record I put on the turntable. Unfortunately, it did not sound good. Coltrane horn sound harsh and distorted. Johnny Hartmann voice was pushed way back in the mix and sounded very thin.

I called AP and they were so super helpful as always. So eager to help me out. They sent me a shipping label and about 10 days later I got a brand new copy at my door. This copy totally lives up to the hype. It is awesome!!!!!! If you don’t have this pressing, do yourself a favor and get it. Superb.

Analog Production is a super class act all the way. Customer service has seemed to be lost in our world today and 99.9% of companies and employees don’t care anymore. That is just not the case with the awesome team at AP.

Thank you to everyone on that team for making this hobby so much more en

They say its...

posted on 05/08/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Christopher, Bronx New York
wonderful - and it is. Clear and nicely detailed. All aspects of the instruments come alive and Johnny's vocals are more distinctive. Previously releases were too muddy with vinyl noise level being too noticeable. This release is wonderful - in every way. Once again - done so fine!

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