TAS Recommended! Rated a “Best Audiophile Label Recording” in the November 2009 issue of The Absolute Sound!
On March 7, 1963 Coltrane and Hartman had decided on 10 songs for the record album, but en route to the studio they heard Nat “King” Cole on the radio performing “Lush Life,” and Hartman immediately decided that song had to be included in their album. The legendary compilation was made that same day at the Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Each song was done in only one take, except for “You Are Too Beautiful.” The album has become an instant jazz classic, and the renditions of “Lush Life,” “My One and Only Love” and “They Say It’s Wonderful” are considered definitive.