The John Coltrane Quartet ‎– Africa / Brass

Impulse! ‎– A-6-S, Impulse! ‎– A-6
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Africa
Written By – John Coltrane
B1 Greensleeves
Written By – P.D.
B2 Blues Minor
Written By – John Coltrane

Companies, etc.



Comes in gatefold sleeve. A product of AM-PAR Record Corp.
Stereo A-6 on cover. A-6-S on label. Probably very first stereo issue.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: AS-6.A RVG STEREO
  • Matrix / Runout: AS-6.B RVG STEREO

Other Versions (5 of 71) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
A-6 The John Coltrane Quartet Africa / Brass(LP, Album) Impulse! A-6 France Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 1548 The John Coltrane Quartet Africa/Brass(LP, Album, Mono) His Master's Voice CLP 1548 UK 1962 Sell This Version
A-6 The John Coltrane Quartet Africa / Brass(LP, Album, Mono, Gat) Sparton Impulse! Records A-6 Canada 1961 Sell This Version
UCCI-9240 The John Coltrane Quartet Africa / Brass(CD, Album, RE, RM) Impulse! UCCI-9240 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
IMP 423 The John Coltrane Quartet Africa / Brass(LP, Album, RE) Impulse! IMP 423 Italy 1976 Sell This Version



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February 26, 2008
One of my favorite Coltrane releases. Africa is such a strong track on it's own that if they reissued this as a 3" CD I'd still buy it for $15. It's a great example of Modal/Bop jazz and you never get bored through out the 16+ minutes. His take on Greensleeves is just as great. He starts off with the main movement of the traditional track, then goes into his own free style saxophone, then back with the original movement to end. It follows with another great track, Blues Minor. This release is a great starting point for any new Coltrane fan because it was a point were Coltrane started to do his own thing as an artist and he was also making statements within his albums as well, and Impulse! was letting him.