Kevin Mahogany & Tony Lakatos : The Coltrane Hartman Fantasy Vol.1

On "The Coltrane Hartman Fantasy" baritone vocalist Kevin Mahogany and tenor saxophonist Tony Lakatos let the spirit of the jazz ballad classic come alive, that John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman recorded in 1962.  Mahogany and Lakatos bring a cosmos of compositions to life, which probably would have been recorded if Coltrane and Hartman would have continued with another album . On tracks like "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "If I'm Lucky" or "My Little Brown Book" Mahogany and Lakatos are communicating in a way, which is nothing less than timeless and beautiful. They are supported by Cologne based pianist Thomas Rückert and bassist Henning Gailing and top-drummer Martijn Vink from Amsterdam. 

Press Quotes

Jazzthetik 4/10: “Lots of atmosphere, wistful ballads full of emotions, finely played solos and the spirit of Trane und Hartman.”

Clarino 6/10: “Mahogany’s soft, full voice blends with Lakatos’ elegant, fine-tuned solos to result in what is not only a successful homage to two Jazz greats but Jazz history being lived on to this day.”

Neue Zürcher Zeitung 5/10: “This very enjoyable album full of midnight and lovesick ballads is a CD no one ought to let slide. This is the way Jazz vocals should sound. Congenial what would have happened if... Jazz!”

Tracks            

01. Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home

02. Interlude

03. Come Rain Or Come Shine

04. I Want To Talk About You

05. If I'm Lucky

06. How High The Moon / Satellite

07. My Little Brown Book

 

Produced by Bernd Skibbe

Recorded in Nuremberg, Germany July 20th & 21st, 2009

Kevin Mahogany - Vocals; Tony Lakatos - Tenor Saxophone; Thomas Rückert -Piano ; Henning Gailing - Double Bass; Martijn Vink - Drums