The John Coltrane Quartet ‎– Africa / Brass

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Impulse! ‎– A-6-S, Impulse! ‎– A-6
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A Africa
Written By – John Coltrane
16:26
B1 Greensleeves
Written By – P.D.
9:55
B2 Blues Minor
Written By – John Coltrane
7:20

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Comes in gatefold sleeve. A product of AM-PAR Record Corp.
Stereo A-6 on cover. A-6-S on label. Probably very first stereo issue.

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  • Matrix / Runout: AS-6.A RVG STEREO
  • Matrix / Runout: AS-6.B RVG STEREO

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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
0602517486225, AS-6 The John Coltrane Quartet Africa / Brass(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Impulse!, Impulse! 0602517486225, AS-6 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
1C 052-90 805 The John Coltrane Quartet Africa / Brass(LP, Album) Columbia 1C 052-90 805 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
254 638-2 The John Coltrane Quartet Africa / Brass(CD, Album, RE, RM) Impulse! 254 638-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
32XD-589 The John Coltrane Quartet Africa/Brass(CD, Album, RE, RM) Impulse! 32XD-589 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
A-6 The John Coltrane Quartet Africa / Brass(LP, Album) Impulse! A-6 France Unknown Sell This Version

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February 26, 2008
One of my favorite Coltrane releases. Africa is such a strong track on it's own that if they reissued this as a 3" CD I'd still buy it for $15. It's a great example of Modal/Bop jazz and you never get bored through out the 16+ minutes. His take on Greensleeves is just as great. He starts off with the main movement of the traditional track, then goes into his own free style saxophone, then back with the original movement to end. It follows with another great track, Blues Minor. This release is a great starting point for any new Coltrane fan because it was a point were Coltrane started to do his own thing as an artist and he was also making statements within his albums as well, and Impulse! was letting him.