Saturday, April 23, 2011

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Trane’s “Afro Blue”



Composed and recorded by Mongo Santamaria in 1959 (with lyrics later added by Oscar Brown Jr.), “Afro Blue” received its most powerful treatment in the hands of John Coltrane, soprano sax, joined by the virtuosi lineup of McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass, and Elvin Jones, drums. "Trane" and Tyner deliver hypnotic solos in this 1963 performance.

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