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Hartman, Johnny [John Maurice]locked

  • Luca Cerchiari

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(b Houma, LA, July 3, 1923; d New York, NY, Sept 15, 1983). American singer. Hartman studied at Chicago Music College and recorded in the 1950s with pianists Earl Hines and Erroll Garner and trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie. He developed a crooning vocal approach that drew on Nat King Cole, from whom he adopted the inclination to sing pop and country tunes, and on Frank Sinatra, similarly becoming a specialist in performing love songs and slow-tempo interpretations of standards. Hartman’s vocal style has also been appreciated for its timbre, cool rhythmic approach and almost theatrical delivery. His discography is limited to fewer than 20 albums but includes a masterpiece recorded with saxophone player John Coltrane (...

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