John Coltrane’s ‘Afro Blue Impressions’ is a double live album recorded on October 22 & November 2, 1963 and released In May/June 1977 cy Pablo Records
Track Listing : 1.Lonnie’S Lament (John Coltrane) – 10:16 . 2.Naima (John Coltrane) – 08:06 . 3.Chasin’ The Trane (John Coltrane) – 05:48 . 4.My Favorite Things (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers) – 21:10 . 5.Afro Blue (Mongo Santamaria) – 07:43 . 6.Cousin Mary (John Coltrane) – 09:55 . 7.I Want To Talk About You (Billy Eckstine) – 08:20 . 8.Spiritual (John Coltrane) – 12:30 . 9.Impressions (John Coltrane) – 11:36
Musicians : John Coltrane – Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone . Mccoy Tyner – Piano . Jimmy Garrison – Double Bass . Elvin Jones – Drums
Production : Produced By Norman Granz
Package : Norman Granz – Liner Notes . Benny Green – Liner Notes . Yasuhiro Sato – Photography
Recorded On October 22 & November 2, 1963 At Konserthuset, Stockholm & Auditorium Maximum, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin.
Released In May/June 1977 By Pablo Records.
This is the quartet at their most melodic; after the sheets of sound era but before the free-blowing of Ascension, with the influence of recordings with Duke Ellington and Johnny Hartman fresh in ears and minds. […]
The Broadway hit, “My Favorite Things,” is Coltrane at his best. The performance is extended out to beyond 20 minutes, which allows him to explore the tune’s many intricate textures and patterns. […]
The Sydney Morning Herald
Afro Blue Impressions review: John Coltrane still the best in the business The concert culminates in the skimming velocity of Impressions, the towering, almost supernatural force at the band’s disposal rearing up and breaking from the speakers in a series of waves. […]