John Coltrane Afro Blue Impressions 1963

Afro Blue Impressions is a live album by John Coltrane.

It was recorded in 1963 and released in 1977.

Playing on the album are:

John Coltrane — tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
McCoy Tyner — piano
Jimmy Garrison — double bass
Elvin Jones — drums

John Coltrane Afro Blue Impressions

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Songs On John Coltrane Afro Blue Impressions

The original vinyl double album and first CD release had nine tracks:

  • Konserthuset, Stockholm on October 22, 1963 – Disc 2 tracks 4 & 5
  • Auditorium Maximum, Freie Universität Berlin in Berlin on November 2, 1963  – Disc 1, and Disc 2 tracks 1-3

Disc: 1
1. Lonnie’s Lament
2. Naima
3. Chasin The Trane
4. My Favorite Things

Disc: 2
1. Afro Blue
2. Cousin Mary
3. I Want To Talk About You
4. Spiritual
5. Impressions

This version is still available but there has since been extended version released which nearly splits the Stockholm and Berlin concerts onto separate CDs.

CD 1 Track 1 Berlin, Tracks 2 to 6 Stockholm
Lonnie’s Lament – 10:15
Naima – 8:05
Chasin’ The Trane – 5:45
My Favorite Things – 21:07
Afro Blue – 7:43
Cousin Mary – 9:55

CD 2 Tracks 1 to 6 Berlin
I Want To Talk About You – 8:20
Spiritual – 12:29
Impressions – 11:38
Naima – 6:39
I Want To Talk About You – 9:52
My Favorite Things – 13:57

Amazon says that this has three bonus tracks from the Stockholm date: Naima, I Want To Talk About You and My Favorite Things and then lists both versions of I Want To Talk About You as from Berlin.

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