John Maurice Hartman was an American jazz singer who specialized in ballads and earned critical acclaim, though he was never widely known. He recorded a well-known collaboration with the saxophonist John Coltrane in 1963 called John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, was briefly a member of Dizzy Gillespie’s group and recorded with Erroll Garner. Most of Hartman’s career was spent recording solo albums.
|Birth name:||John Maurice Hartman|
|Born:||Jul 3, 1923, Houma, Louisiana|
|Died:||Sept 15, 1983|
|Labels:||RCA (Victor), Bethlehem, Impulse, ABC, Perception, Blue Note, Savoy|
|Associated acts:||John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Earl Hines|
|IMDb:||Johnny Hartman’s IMDb|
|Spotify:||Johnny Hartman’s Spotify|
About Johnny Hartman
Louisiana-born jazz singer. He recorded numerous solo jazz ballads and also collaborated with legendary saxophonist John Coltrane on a 1963 album.
He attended Chicago Musical College in the late 1930s and early 1940s. In 1946, he was discovered by jazz pianist Earl Hines.
His debut solo album, Songs from the Heart, was released in 1955.
He was born in Houma, Louisiana and raised in Chicago, Illinois.
He toured in 1948 with Dizzy Gillespie‘s jazz band.
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- Jazz musicians from Louisiana
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- Impulse! Records artists
- RCA Victor artists
- American jazz singers
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