Personnel: John Coltrane (tenor saxophone); Johnny Hartman (vocals); Eric Dolphy (bass clarinet); McCoy Tyner, Wynton Kelly (piano); Jimmy Garrison, Paul Chambers, Reggie Workman, Arthur Davis (double bass); Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb (drums).
Liner Note Author: Al Young.
Recording information: Universal Recording Studio B, Chicago, IL (02/03/1959-02/18/1965); Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (02/03/1959-02/18/1965); Village Vanguard, New York, NY (02/03/1959-02/18/1965).
Illustrator: Am?lie Hazard.
Photographer: Chuck Stewart.
Verve's More Coltrane for Lovers collects various tracks recorded by saxophone legend John Coltrane that are perfectly suited for a romantic evening. Featured here are such iconic tracks as "You Are Too Beautiful" from John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman; a live version of "Naima" from The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings; "Wise One" from Crescent; and Billy Strayhorn's classic "Lush Life," also featuring Hartman. While there are better Coltrane compilations, More Coltrane for Lovers fits the intended bill. ~ Matt Collar