Fantastic Foursome – Concentration Is The Key

I have a little problem with this edition of Fantastic Foursome. I usually try to include a video of the definitive version of a song, then offer four different renditions that you can listen to and vote on. The only problem with today's song -- "I Concentrate On You" -- is that I'm not sure … Continue reading Fantastic Foursome – Concentration Is The Key

Johnny Hartman – Crooning With Coltrane

Although I've written a number of pieces about crooners, I don't think I've ever covered one quite like Johnny Hartman. He would certainly qualify as a crooner of the first rank, but he just might be more remembered for his collaborations with a musical legend, saxophonist John Coltrane. The Chicago-born Hartman first began drawing attention … Continue reading Johnny Hartman – Crooning With Coltrane