Johnny Hartman Songs from the Heart
Vinyl LP Details
- Released: December 21, 2018
- Originally Released: 1956
- Label: Wax Time
Includes 6 previously unreleased alternate takes.
Personnel: Johnny Hartman (vocals); Howard McGhee (trumpet); Ralph Sharon (piano); Jay Cave (bass); Christy Febbo (drums).
Compilation producers: Tom Moulton, Rick Essig, Greg Vaughn.
Includes liner notes by Joe Quinn & Joseph F. Laredo.
Digitally remastered by Tom Moulton, Rick Essig & Greg Vaughn (Frankford Wayne Mastering Labs, New York, New York).
Johnny Hartman's album debut is a set of tender ballads, each word of which is treasured by Hartman's expansive, evocative voice. The ballads appear not only especially chosen, but practically written with Hartman in mind. He shines on highlights like "I Fall in Love Too Easily," "We'll Be Together Again," "Moonlight in Vermont," and "I See Your Face Before Me," often transforming midtempo songs into completely downtempo ballads and shifting the emphasis on different beats with his phrasing. The backing -- from drummer Ralph Sharon, trumpeter Howard McGhee, bassist Jay Cave, and drummer Christy Febbo -- is soft, spare, and completely supportive. A CD reissue by Bethlehem Archives adds six bonus tracks, alternate takes of tracks from the original LP. ~ John Bush
- UPC: 8436559465236
- Shipping Weight: 0.75/lbs (approx)
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