John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (Impulse!) featured perhaps the greatest rendition of Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life." Notice the word "distingué" in "Lush Life" comes out as "distant gay" in some printed lyrics. The Coltrane/Hartman section is about two-thirds into this 54-minute NPR Jazz Profiles radio documentary on Hartman.
Hear "Lush Life" in right column link of this NPR page, "Johnny Hartman: The Romantic Balladeer."
Labels: coltrane, jazz
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