Johnny Hartman ジョニー・ハートマン [Link]Wikipedia



さてさて、連日音楽メモが続きます。
今日はアメリカのジャズボーカリスト、ジョニー・ハートマンをメモ。
下の映像は、john coltrane & johnny hartmanの”my one and only love”
地元テレビでの映像“Mighty Roaring Lion”

 John Maurice “Johnny” Hartman (1923-1983),
 > a baritone jazz singer who is remembered for his smooth performances of jazz ballads,
 > is best known for his work with John Coltrane.
 > Their 1963 album John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman is a jazz classic,
 > and the recording “Lush Life” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000.
 > Hartman’s discography also includes recordings with Earl Hines,
 > Dizzy Gillespie’s big band, and several
 > albums under his own name for various record labels.
 > Hartman was inducted posthumously into the Big Band
 > and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1986. He gained more posthumous exposure
 > when director and jazz fan Clint Eastwood
 > chose some of his songs for the soundtrack to the movie
 > The Bridges of Madison County.
 > Throughout most of the 1950s, Hartman struggled as a solo artist,
 > recording several noteworthy albums that never broke into the mainstream.
 > While he always seemed on the verge of greater success,
 > he never got the commercial push he needed.
 > Some speculate that Hartman came on the scene at the wrong time,
 > and that racism denied him potential opportunities.
 > He was a handsome black man,
 > whose voice somewhat resembled those of many successful white vocalists.
 > The idea of a black man singing love ballads
 > and swooning white females didn’t sit well in 1950s America,
 > particularly in the Deep South.
 > Billy Eckstine was a black vocalist
 > who had successfully crossed over to the mainstream,
 > but not without backlash from white listeners who rejected his music.
 > Hartman’s career turned a significant corner in 1963
 > when he recorded his classic duet album with saxophonist John Coltrane.
 > They performed stunning renditions of ballads such as
 > “They Say It’s Wonderful” and Billy Strayhorn’s “Lush Life.”

参考:
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (Wikipedia) [Link]
試聴:Johnny Hartman ジョニー・ハートマン [Link]
NPR’s Jazz Profiles: Johnny Hartman [Link]
Alas, Poor Ghost: Echoes of Johnny Hartman [Link]
JAZZ the BEST ::: John Coltrane「John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman」 [Link]


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