Johnny Hartman
I Just Dropped By To Say Hello | 45rpm 2LP

Original Recordings Group [ORG] / Impulse!

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A TAV Curator's Pick.

John Maurice Hartman (1923-1983) 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. - Wiki

“I Just Dropped By To Say Hello was recorded in October 1963. It has withstood the test of time, giving us the chance to hear his voice again; a perfectly tuned instrument, relaxed, unobtrusive, impeccable and glistening with romance.

Backed by such studio stalwarts as Hank Jones, Piano; Elvin Jones, Drums; Milt Hinton, bass; Illinois Jacquet, tenor saxophone and on guitar, Kenny Burrell and Jim Hall. The "voice that is" wraps himself in such heartfelt ballads as "Charade", "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning" and the Ellington Piece, and "Don't You Know I Care."

Mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed at Pallas.” - Acoustic Sounds

“The second Impulse! session for ballad singer Johnny Hartman followed his classic collaboration with John Coltrane. Hartman is heard in peak form throughout these 11 pieces, which include "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," "Sleepin' Bee," "Stairway to the Stars," and even “Charade.”" - AllMusic


  • Johnny Hartman, vocals
  • Hank Jones, piano
  • Milt Hinton, bass
  • Elvin Jones, drums
  • Kenny Burrell, guitar
  • Jim Hall, guitar
  • Illinois Jacquet, tenor sax

Item description:


Johnny Hartman


I Just Dropped By To Say Hello


Original Recordings Group [ORG] Music / Impulse!


2 × Vinyl, LP, Stereo, 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Reissue, Gatefold



Release Date:

This reissue: 2012 | Original - 1964




Swing, Male Vocals

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