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40 John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman

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专辑名称:John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman
专辑歌手:Johnny Hartman
发行日期:1963
专辑类型:Jazz
唱片公司:Impulse

专辑介绍

一九二三年出生于芝加哥的强尼.哈特曼,是一个天生拥有兼具低沉、温暖、磁性三种美声特质嗓音的男歌手,在少年英雄辈出的四○年代出道算晚,直到廿四岁从军中退伍才加入厄尔.海恩斯(Earl Hines)的乐团(前任Vocal曾经是路易斯.阿姆斯特朗),一九四八到一九四九年加入小号大师迪吉(晕眩).格列斯比(Dizzy Gillespie)的乐团,尔后又与钢琴手艾洛.嘉纳(Errol Garner)合作。一般而言,这个时期的强尼.哈特曼虽然在Bethlehem录制过两张专辑,但基本上仍然是不受人重视的助阵歌手。

但他熬到一九六二年终于稍微时来运转,一九六三到六四年间,哈特曼投入Impulse!旗下,与当时不但是这个厂牌的灵魂人物,更是整个爵士界的导师约翰.柯川合录了后来被所有文献奉为「男声与萨克斯风合作」经典的专辑「John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman」;而哈特曼的颠峰作品也纷纷在此时问世,如「我不过顺道来看你」(I Just Dropped by to Say Hello)、「就是这个声音」(The Voice That Is),以及九○年代被歌声情感深度其实不如他的纳京高及其女儿娜妲莉.高再度唱红的「永志难忘」(The Unforgetable)。

可惜好景不常,在离开Impulse!、柯川过世等变故后,强尼.哈特曼又回到爵士歌坛半红不红的尴尬位置,虽然他的声音直到一九八三年过世前仍然保持着低磁、深富魅力的原样,但以他为主录制的作品不但数量稀少,也未曾得到销售市场与乐评公允的对待。

专辑曲目

1 They Say It's wonderful
2 Dedicated To You
3 My One And Only Love
4 Lush Life
5 You Are Too Beautiful
6 Autumn Serenade

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Johnny Hartman,以他为中心录制的唱片相当之少,直到90年代因为电影《廊桥遗梦》选用了他的歌声,才被人们重新认知的一个歌手,可能是历史上“最被忽视的爵士男声”,在与John Coltrane合作之前他曾经混迹于各个BEBOP BAND中做一个无足轻重的CRO0NER。

1963年,这是一次奇妙的相遇,一次完美的合作。

在此之前,对于成为一名乐队灵魂期待已久的John Coltrane已经离开了Miles Davis的爵士小组,John Coltrane的发展方向已经产生了新的变化,从尽可能多地采用和弦,开始转向充满热情地演奏一两个和弦的即兴伴奏,因为他感到前者已经发展到了极限,必须寻找新的突破。他和钢琴手McCoy Tyner,贝司手Jimmy Garrison, 鼓手Elvin Jones一起组成了以John Coltrane为中心的乐团,这个组合便是爵士乐历史上的John Coltrane经典四重奏,1961年到1965年期间他们在Impulse公司一共发行了24张唱片,在Impulse所录制的前几张专辑都是属于相对比较保守及温和的作品,这张1963年的《John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman》实际上是John Coltrane个人风格尚未完全成型前的一张过渡作品,跟后期的Coltrane那种极致飞扬,让后辈们高山仰止的无调性演奏相比要古典唯美得多了,普通的听者也更易于接受更有亲近感。

1963年,John Coltrane分别录制了《Ballads》、《John Coltrane and Duke Ellington》和《John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman》三张专辑,都是足以传世之作。其中在《John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman》里,John Coltrane四重奏乐团第一次和一个歌手合作,在我的印象中好象也是唯一的一次。

“但见情性,不睹文字”本是诗歌创作的一个至境,用来形容爵士乐也同样切合。在爵士乐中,VOCAL JAZZ从来就不是最重要的,由于爵士乐的黑人起源在文化上的相对落后,歌手吟唱的大多数的爵士词作都相对简单浅白,但是旨深言浅的歌唱却让爵士乐在传播上走了一个捷径,在表达上更加平易。John Coltrane选择和Johnny Hartman合作恐怕也有这个层面上的原因吧。而对于Johnny Hartman来说,他作为一个爵士歌手被人们铭记很大程度上可能就是因为这张被后来的爵士评论界评为“爵士男声和萨克斯的典范之作”。当然也因为他的加入让这张收入了6首Ballads曲的专辑在情感的传达上更显酣畅淋漓。


1.They Say It's Wonderful
一开场便让我们感受到了Johnny Hartman的嗓音魅力,没有丝毫炫技的颤音,沉稳而厚重却有丝绒般的光滑质感,John Coltrane的萨克斯在这样声音中倍显温暖。

THEY SAY IT'S WODERFUL

they say that falling in love is wonderful
so wonderful so they say
the thing that's known as romance is wonderful
so wonderful so they tell me

I can't recall who said it
I know i never read it
I only know they tell me that love is grand
and if there's a moon up above it's wonderful
wonderful in ev'ry way so they say


you leave your house one morning
and without any warning
you find yourself shouting that love is grand
and to hold your girl in your arms is wonderful
wonderful in ev'ry way so they say

2. Dedicated to You
无韵诗般的自由和闲雅。

DEDICATED TO YOU
*
if i should write a book for you
that brought me fame and fortune,too
that book would be, like my heart and me
dedicated to you

(* repeat)

if i should paint a picture, too
that showed the loveliness of you
my art would be, like my heart and me
dedicated to you

to you, because your love is the beacon
that lights up my way
to you, because with you i know
a lifetime could be just one heavenly day
if i should find a twinkling star
one half so wond'rous as you are
that star would be, like my heart and me
dedicated to you, dedicated to you


3.My One and Only Love
有过许多的版本,名气最大的恐怕是SING在麦克.菲吉斯导演的《逃离赌城》的电影原声中的勘称优秀的演唱,但与Johnny Hartman的演唱相比却稍显硬朗,少了一种天成的爵士韵致。

MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE

the very thought of you makes my heart sing
like an april breeze on the wings of spring
and you appear in all your slendor
my one and only love
the shadows fall and spread their mystic charms
in the hush of night while you're in my arms
i feel your lips so warm and tender
my one and only love

the touch of your hand is like heaven
a heaven that l've never known
the blush on your cheek whenever i speak
tells me that you are my own

you fill my eager heart with such desire
ev'ry kiss you give sets my soul on fire
i give myseif inn sweet surrender
my one and only love
my one and only love

4. Lush Life
Johnny Hartman随性的口白似的哼出旋律,那是属于人到中年的漫不经心,千帆过尽后的从容不迫。

LUSH LIFE

i used to visit all the very gay paces
those come what may places
where one relaxes on the axis of the wheel of life
to get the feel of life from jazz and cocktails
the girls i knew had sad and sullen grey faces
with distingue traces
that used to be there
you could see
where they'd been washed away by too many
through the day twelve o'clock tales
then you came along with your siren song
to tempt me to madness
i thought for a while that your poignant smile
was tinged with the sadness
of a great love for me
ah,yes i was wrong,again i was wrong

life in lonely again
and only last year ev'rything seemed so sure
now life is awful again
a troughful of hearts could only be a bore
a week in paris will ease the bite of it
all i care is to smile in spite of it
i'll forget you, i will
while yet youare still
burning inside my brain
*
romance is mush,stifling those who strive
l'll live a lush life in some small dive
adn there l'll be while i rot with the rest
of those whose lives are lonely too
(* repeat)

5.You Are Too Beautiful
萨克斯的低回声中,Johnny Hartman的醇厚嗓音悄然响起,McCoy Tyner的钢琴在曲子的后半段成为音乐的灵魂所在,流水丁冬,饶梁不绝。

YOU ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL

you are too beautiful, my dear, to be true
and i am a fool for beauty
fooled by a feeling that because i had found you
i could have bound you, too
you are too beautiful for one man alone
for one lucky fool to be with
when there are other men with eyes of their own
to see with
*
love does not stand sharing
not if one cares
have you been comparing
my ev'y liss with theirs
if on the other hand, i'm faithful to you
it's not through a sense of duty
you are too beautiful and i am a fool
for beauty

(* repeat)

6.Autumn Serenade
心醉神驰的一支伦巴。John Coltrane演奏了这张专辑中最长的一段萨克斯SOLO,在音符的流转之间,浪漫温情直漾心怀。

AUTUMN SERENADE

throuth the trees
comes autumn with her sernade
melodies
the sweetest music ever played
autumn kisses we knew
are beautiful souvenirs
as i pause to recall
the leaves seem to fall like teare

silver stars
were clinging to an autumn sky
*
love was ours
until october wandered by
let the years come and go
i'll still feel the glow
that gime cannot fade
when i hear that lovely autumn serenade
(* repeat)


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