Friday, October 21, 2011

Autumn Serenade

Perfection for a perfect autumn day.

During his lifetime, Johnny Hartman may well have been the most under-appreciated singer of the jazz-pop era in the 20th century. Coltrane, an incomparable jazz saxophonist, liked Hartman's sound and had wanted to work with him, but Hartman never saw himself as a jazz singer. They recorded on March 7, 1963 and the product was an immediate success. Fifty years later, with a boost from the soundtrack of the film, The Bridges of Madison County (1995), the late Johnny Hartman got the recognition he deserved and the classic album, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, became legendary.

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