Kurt Elling records ‘Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman,’ a live album for Concord (2009)

‘Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman’ is a live album that Elling recorded on January 21, 2009 at The Allen Room, Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts in New York City.and released on June 23, 2009 by Concord.

Track Listing : 1.All Or Nothing At All (Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence) – 06:52 . 2.It’S Easy To Remember (And So Hard To Forget) (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 04:07 . 3.Dedicated To You (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, Hy Zaret) – 06:35 . 4.What’S New? (Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart) – 02:40 . 5.Lush Life (Billy Strayhorn) – 04:39 . 6.Autumn Serenade (Peter Derose, Sammy Gallop) – 03:14 . 7.Say It (Over And Over Again) (Frank Loesser, Jimmy Mchugh) – 06:40 . 8.They Say It’S Wonderful (Irving Berlin) – 04:01 . 9.My One And Only Love (Guy Wood, Robert Mellin) – 03:26 . 10.Nancy (With The Laughing Face) (Phil Silvers, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 04:56 . 11.You Are Too Beautiful (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 08:10

Musicians : Ernie Watts – Tenor Saxophone . Laurence Hobgood – Piano, Arranger . Cornelius Dufallo – Violin . Mary Rowell – Violin . Ralph Farris – Viola . Dorothy Lawson – Cello . Clark Sommers – Double Bass . Ulysses Owens – Drums

Production : Produced By Kurt Elling, Laurence Hobgood . Bryan Farina – Engineer . Rob Macomber – Engineer . Dave O’Donnell – Mixing . Paul Blakemore – Mastering

Package : Larissa Collins – Art Direction . Mike Gassel – Package Design . John Abbott – Photography

Recorded On January 21, 2009 At The Allen Room, Jazz At Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts, New York City.

Released On June 23, 2009 By Concord.


All About Jazz
After a chorus from Elling in which he breathes many fresh possibilities into the word “all,” in comes saxophonist Ernie Watts for some warm, warmer and then hot blowing. Watts shines throughout, most notably on the version of “What’s New,” which closes with the briefest of cut-glass chords from Hobgood. It’s a breathtaking moment that sets an icy martini opening for Elling’s deeply felt “Lush Life.” […]

Out of a set of American Songbook tunes, Elling’s created another original.Their one connection is in the depth and quality of their voices and the way they both slur effortlessly up and down the octaves. Where Johnny Hartman sounds polite and serious, Kurt Elling revels in despair one moment and elation the next. […]

“Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman” is a remarkable revisit to an album that became one of the most loved and respected album in jazz history, also known as one of the most romantic album ever recorded. Laurence Hobgood is superb with his arrangements that filled almost all songs contained in the album. […]


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