Coltrane’s 1961 album for the fledgling Impulse. label explores African rhythms along with some of the most unusual instrumentation in jazz (his classic quartet is backed here by a 15-piece brass band). This expanded reissue also features Cal Massey’s “The Damned Don’t Cry” and “Song Of The Underground Railroad”, both recorded during the original sessions but not included on the album. Bonus CD features an alternate version of “Africa” as well as Coltrane’s own, far superior, arrangement for “Greensleeves”. Hearing is believing.
Track listing LP - Side A: 1. Africa 2. The Damned Don't Cry Side B: 1. Greensleeves 2. Blues Minor 3. Song Of The Underground Railroad
Track listing CD: 1. Africa 2. The Damned Don't Cry 3. Greensleeves 4. Blues Minor 5. Song Of The Underground Railroad 6. Africa (First Version)*bonus 7. Greensleeves (Alternate Take)*bonus