Rest in Peace McCoy Tyner (December 11, 1938 – March 6, 2020). This track was recorded, along with the rest of the John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman album*, in one take on March 7, 1963, 57 years ago tomorrow.
Walter Becker: Wow, that was nice. That was Johnny Hartman singing “Lush Life,” beautiful song … Duke Ellington or Billy Strayhorn wrote that one?
Donald Fagen: I think that was Duke Strayhorn.
WB: Duke Strayhorn, right. And that was John Coltrane of course, unmistakably, and his quartet of the time. John Coltrane on tenor, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones on drums. A very different kind of music than what that quartet might be heard to be doing in a club at that time. Probably a lot of our listeners are familiar with the Love Supreme style of jazz that they were kind of notorious for at the time. (http://steelydanreader.com/1991/07/15/metal-leg-17/) *Except You Are Too Beautiful, recorded in two takes.