My Own Private Audio Episode 4-Let's Do It For Johnny Hartman, The Voice That Is
Hey music loving hep cats...do you like vocalists? We here at Music Box Designs sure do; Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella, and on and on. But you know what takes pride of place in my Jazz Music Box? Johnny Hartman- his smoky wood tone timbre is a perfect match for our new Linn color palette inspired LP Record Storage Box. Effortless, smooth, seductive. You can almost hear him singing when he's not even on the turntable, such is his presence. And yes. Johnny cut an album with Coltrane, so there's that monumental endorsement.
Hartman once said if he ever was alone with Sinatra , he would punch him in the mouth . Well, that's just a rumor, but you never know. The point is, Johnny Hartman is absolutely superb, but grossly underrated and under-appreciated and possibly bitter. And this album, The Voice That Is, is a great place to start your journey into the world of his seductive magic.
Naturally, I get obsessive about pressings, and this one is yet another Analogue Production pressing, cut at 45 RPM for maximum everything, detail, depth...an audiophile dream come true.