Afro Blue Impressions

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Afro Blue Impressions
Afro Blue Impressions.jpg
Live album by John Coltrane
Released May/June 1977[1]
Recorded October 22, 1963
Konserthuset, Stockholm
November 2, 1963
Auditorium Maximum, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin
Genre Hard bop, Modal jazz, Avant-garde jazz
Length 97:34
Label Pablo Records
2620-101
Producer Norman Granz
John Coltrane chronology
The European Tour
(1963)
Afro Blue Impressions
(1963)
The Paris Concert
(1963)
Alternative cover
Reissue

Afro Blue Impressions is an album by jazz musician John Coltrane recorded live in 1963 and released on the Pablo label in 1977 as a double LP.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "No new revelations occur, but this is a strong all-around set of Trane near his peak".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 4/4 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Coltrane except as indicated

Disc 1:

  1. "Lonnie's Lament" — 10:16
  2. "Naima" — 8:06
  3. "Chasin' the Trane" — 5:48
  4. "My Favorite Things" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)  — 21:10

Disc 2:

  1. "Afro Blue" (Mongo Santamaria)  — 7:43
  2. "Cousin Mary" — 9:55
  3. "I Want to Talk About You" (Billy Eckstine)  — 8:20
  4. "Spiritual" — 12:30
  5. "Impressions" — 11:36

Recorded on October 22, 1963 (Disc 2 tracks 4-5) and on November 2, 1963 (Disc 1, and Disc 2 tracks 1-3)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard June 4, 1977
  2. ^ John Coltrane discography accessed July 22, 2011
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 22, 2011
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 289. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. 
  5. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 46. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.