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Africa/Brass
     

Africa/Brass

by John Coltrane Quartet
 

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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

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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.]

Product Details

Release Date:
02/19/2008
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602517486225
catalogNumber:
001011602
Rank:
85082

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Performance Credits

John Coltrane Quartet   Primary Artist
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
John Coltrane   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
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
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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