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Afro Blue Impressions (CD # 1 of 2)

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Lonnie's Lament
10:15  
02
Naima
8:05  
03
Chasin' the Trane
5:47  
04
My Favorite Things
21:11  
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Total Tracks: 4   Total Length: 45:18

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Awesome Coltrane

hiddenfire88

For a brief time, I rose each day and played "Spiritual" from Side 4 of this each morning as a kind of meditation. This is a great set of music. It is essential Colyrane I believe. The larger set of all Granz' tapes is good stuff too.

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Essential Coltrane

Gonsiska

The sound quality could be better, but the performance cannot be beat. These are the songs that defined Coltrane and the Coltrane sound.

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Great Stuff!

www.rockymountainjazz.com

However, all of these tracks are also on the excelent "Live Trane: The European Tours" ( a must have) also available on eMusic. That said the mastering on this 2 disk Pablo set is better then on the Japanese import featurings a cleaner sound.

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