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I Just Dropped by to Say Hello

I Just Dropped by to Say Hello

by Johnny HartmanJohnny Hartman

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The second Impulse! session for ballad singer Johnny Hartman followed his classic collaboration with John Coltrane. Hartman is heard in peak form throughout these 11 pieces, which include "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," "Sleepin' Bee," "Stairway to the Stars," and even "Charade." Tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet is on five of the songs, guitarists Kenny Burrell and Jim Hall help out on a few tunes, and Hartman is consistently accompanied by pianist Hank Jones, bassist Milt Hinton, and drummer Elvin Jones. This is one of his finest recordings.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2007
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602517448193
catalogNumber: 000978402
Rank: 10426


  1. Charade
  2. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
  3. Sleepin' Bee
  4. Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care to Know)
  5. Kiss & Run
  6. If I'm Lucky
  7. I Just Dropped by to Say Hello
  8. Stairway to the Stars
  9. Our Time
  10. Don't Call It Love
  11. How Sweet It Is to Be in Love

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Hartman   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jim Hall   Guitar
Illinois Jacquet   Tenor Saxophone
Elvin Jones   Drums
Hank Jones   Piano
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Milt Hinton   Bass

Technical Credits

Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Johnny Hartman   Composer
Bob Thiele   Producer
Charles Stewart   Cover Photo
Victor Kalin   Paintings
Hollis King   Art Direction
William Engvick   Composer
Joe Lebow   Liner Design
Viceroy   Cover Design
Robert Flynn   Cover Design
Sid Mark   Liner Notes
Jackie Thaw   Graphic Design
Richard Bright   Composer

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