Africa/Brass

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD combines together the two related Africa/Brass LPs that formed John Coltrane's debut on the Impulse! label. On these dates the great tenor was backed by groups ranging from nine to 14 pieces playing pieces arranged by Eric Dolphy. "Africa" which is heard in two versions is the most memorable selection on an extended set that also includes "Blues Minor," "Song of the Underground Railroad," and two versions of "Greensleeves." Two other numbers from these sessions a third take of "Africa" and "The Damned Don't Cry", both of which were released on the double-LP Trane's Modes, are all that is missing. Although it would have been preferred that such sidemen as trumpeter ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD combines together the two related Africa/Brass LPs that formed John Coltrane's debut on the Impulse! label. On these dates the great tenor was backed by groups ranging from nine to 14 pieces playing pieces arranged by Eric Dolphy. "Africa" which is heard in two versions is the most memorable selection on an extended set that also includes "Blues Minor," "Song of the Underground Railroad," and two versions of "Greensleeves." Two other numbers from these sessions a third take of "Africa" and "The Damned Don't Cry", both of which were released on the double-LP Trane's Modes, are all that is missing. Although it would have been preferred that such sidemen as trumpeter Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, and Eric Dolphy himself had received some solo space only Coltrane, pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and the various bassists get to stand out individually, the music is quite rewarding and sometimes haunting. [Universal''s 2007 edition included bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/19/2008
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602517486225
  • Catalog Number: 001011602
  • Sales rank: 61,478

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Africa - John Coltrane
  2. 2 Greensleeves - John Coltrane
  3. 3 Blues Minor - John Coltrane
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Coltrane Quartet Primary Artist
John Coltrane Indexed Contributor, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Art Davis Bass
Eric Dolphy Flute, Bass Clarinet, Conductor, Alto Saxophone
Elvin Jones Drums
Booker Little Trumpet
Julian Priester Euphonium
Julius Watkins Horn, French Horn
Britt Woodman Trombone
McCoy Tyner Piano
Billy Barber Tuba
Carl Bowman Euphonium
James Buffington Horn, French Horn
Garvin Bushell Reeds, Piccolo, Woodwind
Donald Corrado Horn, French Horn
Charles "Majeed" Greenlee Euphonium
Freddie Hubbard Trumpet
Robert "Brother Ah" Northern Horn
Pat Patrick Baritone Saxophone
Reggie Workman Bass
Robert Swisshelm Horn
Billy Ray Barber Tuba
Technical Credits
McCoy Tyner Arranger
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Creed Taylor Producer
Todd Whitelock Mastering
John Coltrane Quartet Contributor
Dom Cerulli Liner Notes
Hollis King Art Direction
Ted Russel Cover Photo
Robert Flynn Cover Design
Traditional Composer
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