John Coltrane: Afro Blue Impressions

1960s: Days of Rage

“… In addition to straight remasters, Concord has brought together live recordings previously parceled out over several albums onto a single more cogent and representative release. The first of these is a double anniversary celebration when saxophonist John Coltrane’s Afro Blue Impressions turns 50, as Pablo reaches 40 years old. Originally released as a two-LP set, Afro Blue Impressions contained nine live performances recorded in Berlin in November, 1962 and Stockholm in October, 1963, recorded with his classic quartet featuring pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones. The newly remastered compilation contains an additional three performances from the Stockholm concert (‘Naima,’ ‘I Want To Talk About You’ and ‘My Favorite Things’) that were previously released on The European Tour (Pablo, 1980) and Live Trane: The European Tours (Pablo, 2001). How Granz came into possession of these Coltrane tapes at a time when the saxophonist was…

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