Kurt Elling Touring California In July: Find out when and where to see him
Considered by many to be he finest male jazz vocalist of his generation, Kurt Elling has just released a live CD Dedicated to You, Elling’s creative re-imagining of John Coltrane’s collaboration with “romantic balladeer” Johnny Hartman [watch for an upcoming Jazz Police review]. Johnny Hartman was the only singer ever to record with Coltrane. The Coltrane/Hartman 1963 album of ballads, Dedicated To You, is considered a masterpiece, a perfect synergy of ‘Trane’s passionate tenor saxophone and Hartman’s sensual baritone vocals.
Kurt Elling is currently touring California and celebrating that music with the Laurence Hobgood trio with special guest Ernie Watts. Must see events:
About His New Album:
(Available at Amazon)
Artist: Kurt Elling
Album: Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman
Release Date: June 23rd, 2009
Label: Concord Records
Recorded live at Lincoln Center, the premier vocalist of his generation salutes and re-interprets one of the greatest jazz albums of all time.
Recorded on January 21st, 2009 in Manhattan as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, the album packs the best of the live performance into twelve tracks bursting with a stunning spectrum of music, both vocal and instrumental. This is a truly unique album that will catch most people’s attention.