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Concord to Reissue Coltrane’s ‘Afro Blue Impressions’ with Bonus Tracks

Expanded edition marks 50th anniversary of original recording dates

John Coltrane [photo credit: Roy Thompson]

Concord Music Group will reissue a remastered and expanded edition of John Coltrane’s Afro Blue Impressions album on August 20. Enhanced by 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, three bonus tracks, and new liner notes, the new reissue celebrates the 40th anniversary of Pablo Records, the jazz label founded by Norman Granz in 1973.

The music was recorded live in Stockholm and Berlin in late 1963 (October and November, respectively) but not released until 1977, when Pablo issued it as a double-LP.

The dates included McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums. In addition to the nine tracks that appeared in the original Afro Blue Impressions double album, the reissue also includes three bonus tracks from the Stockholm date: “Naima,” “I Want To Talk About You” and “My Favorite Things.”

Track Listing

Disc One

1. Lonnie’s Lament 10:07

2. Naima 7:58

3. Chasin’ the Trane 5:45

4. My Favorite Things 21:02

5. Afro Blue 7:34

6. Cousin Mary 9:53

Disc Two

1. I Want To Talk About You 8:15

2. Spiritual 12:15

3. Impressions 11:30

BONUS TRACKS (Not on original album)

4. Naima (Stockholm) 6:49

5. I Want To Talk About You (Stockholm) 9:53

6. My Favorite Things (Stockholm) 13:56

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