John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - Awful!

Posted by: cohesion

John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - Awful! - 12/12/12 07:20 AM

I picked up a copy of this CD at an HMV for about $5. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed to find that the level of tape hiss present in the recording makes it very difficult to focus on the beautiful music itself.

Did I get the wrong release of this album? Is there a more recent reissue or remaster that is a big improvement? What about the SACD or HDTracks version?

I'm sure I've heard a truly greatsounding recording of the Coltrane and Hartman version of "My One and Only Love" on the digital cable Jazz channel. It must've come from this album right?
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - Awful! - 12/12/12 12:07 PM

I've got a compilation - Coltrane for Lovers, or some such nonsense - that includes a good quality version of that song. I mean, I don't know that I've ever listened to it at reference volume, but at moderate volume or nearfield, I don't notice any hiss at all.
Posted by: Murph

Re: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - Awful! - 12/12/12 12:17 PM

Coltraine for Lovers.......
Posted by: medic8r

Re: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - Awful! - 12/12/12 03:13 PM

Wasn't the next CD in that series Ella Fitzgerald Says Always Put the Seat Down After You Pee?
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - Awful! - 12/12/12 06:06 PM

I see you got the whole collection.
Posted by: cohesion

Re: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - Awful! - 12/12/12 09:19 PM

Thanks guys! Any thoughts on one of the Coltrane SACD's would also be appreciated. Is there merit in a multi-channel version?

How about Louis Armstrong's lesser known release: 'Don't Eat Yellow Snow'?
Posted by: AdrianD

Re: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - Awful! - 12/13/12 07:40 AM

I've got "Blue Train" from HDTracks and it sounds very good; they also have (I believe) the album you're looking for: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman.
Posted by: Murph

Re: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - Awful! - 12/13/12 07:48 AM

Originally Posted By: medic8r
Wasn't the next CD in that series Ella Fitzgerald Says Always Put the Seat Down After You Pee?


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