(2019) Africa / Brass

John Coltrane Quartet

... read moreJohn Coltrane's debut for the Impulse label was a bit unusual, for the great tenor and his quartet were joined by a medium-sized backup group on Eric Dolphy arrangements of "Africa," "Greensleeves," and "Blues Minor." "Africa" in particular is quite memorable although Coltrane would not pursue any...

01:28′:58″ 8 Songs

1
Africa (Remastered)
John Coltrane Quartet
16:28
2
Greensleeves (Remastered)
John Coltrane Quartet
9:57
3
Blues Minor (Remastered)
John Coltrane Quartet
7:20
4
Song Of The Underground Railroad (Remastered)
John Coltrane Quartet
6:42
5
The Damned Don't Cry (Remastered)
John Coltrane Quartet
7:32
6
Africa (First Version Remastered)
John Coltrane Quartet
14:07
7
Greensleeves (Alternative Take Remastered)
John Coltrane Quartet
10:50
8
Africa (Alternative Take Remastered)
John Coltrane Quartet
16:02
Released 09 May 2019, RevOla Records

Review

John Coltrane's debut for the Impulse label was a bit unusual, for the great tenor and his quartet were joined by a medium-sized backup group on Eric Dolphy arrangements of "Africa," "Greensleeves," and "Blues Minor." "Africa" in particular is quite memorable although Coltrane would not pursue any further recordings in this direction in the future, making this a change of pace in his discography. ~ Scott Yanow