The John Coltrane Quartet ‎– Africa / Brass (Full Album)

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Africa/Brass is the eighth studio album by jazz musician John Coltrane, released on September 1, 1961 on Impulse! Records, catalogue A-6. The sixth release for the fledgling label and Coltrane’s first for Impulse!, it features Coltrane’s working quartet augmented by a larger ensemble to bring the total number of participating musicians to 21. Its big band sound, with the unusual instrumentation of French horns and euphonium, presented music very different from anything that had been associated with Coltrane to date. (Wikipedia)

Track listing:
Side one
1. “Africa” John Coltrane 16:28
Side two
2. “Greensleeves” traditional, arranged by McCoy Tyner 10:00
3. “Blues Minor” John Coltrane 7:22

John Coltrane – soprano and tenor saxophone
Booker Little – trumpet
Julius Watkins, Bob Northern, Donald Corrado, Robert Swisshelm – french horn
Bill Barber – tuba
Pat Patrick – baritone saxophone
McCoy Tyner – piano
Reggie Workman – bass
Elvin Jones – drums
May 23 session only

Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
Julian Priester, Charles Greenlee – euphonium
Jim Buffington – french horn
Garvin Bushell – piccolo, woodwinds
Paul Chambers – bass on “Africa”
June 7 session only

Britt Woodman – trombone
Carl Bowman – euphonium
Eric Dolphy – alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
Art Davis – bass on “Africa”


Released: September 1, 1961
Recorded: May 23, 1961 (#2)
June 7, 1961 (#1, 3)
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Length: 33:50
Label: Impulse!
Producer: Creed Taylor