‘John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman’ record together with with Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones & McCoy Tyner (1963)

‘John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman’ is a collaboration studio album recorded on March 7, 1963 with Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones and McCoy Tyner and released the ame year by Impulse!.

Track Listing : 1.They Say It’S Wonderful (Irving Berlin) – 05:20 . 2.Dedicated To You (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, Hy Zaret) – 05:32 . 3.My One And Only Love (Guy Wood, Robert Mellin) – 04:55 . 4.Lush Life (Billy Strayhorn) – 05:29 . 5.You Are Too Beautiful (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 05:36 . 6.Autumn Serenade (Peter Derose, Sammy Gallop) – 04:19

Musicians : John Coltrane – Tenor Sax . Jimmy Garrison – Double Bass . Johnny Hartman – Vocals . Elvin Jones – Drums . Mccoy Tyner – Piano

Production : Produced By Bob Thiele Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Joe Alper – Photography . A.B. Spellman – Liner Notes

Recorded On March 7, 1963 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In 1963 By Impulse!.


The Paris Review
Over the past month or so, I have listened to John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, one of the greatest jazz vocal albums ever made, about once a day. I haven’t tired of it, which is a testament to its durability. But I think there’s more to it than that. […]

The most striking aspect of this album, filled with songs about love’s shortcomings, is the simplicity with which both Coltrane and Hartman treat the melodies […]

An excellent display of talented collaboration where the musicians complement and enhance each other rather than vie for attention or slide into jumbled incoherency, this is a landmark record too often undervalued amidst Coltrane’s more technical work. (And perhaps overvalued in Hartman’s discography to the detriment of his other efforts) […]


‘John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman’