Africa/Brass (studio album) by John Coltrane Quartet

Africa/Brass by John Coltrane Quartet
Year: 1961
Overall rank: 2,880th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 102 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1961 (8th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (259th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,880th)
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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 102 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.1/100, a mean average of 79.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.2.

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70/100
From 10/18/2020 23:51
70/100

Favourite track: Greensleeves
Worst track: Blues Minor
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75/100
From 12/30/2019 04:36
A Coltrane in search of its iconic sound with the magic quartet already.
Some simple horn arrangements packed with character to complement the quartet's performance.
Individually, this does't have Coltrane's most inspired soloist moments, Elvin Jones and McCoy Tyner were still developing, but Jimmy Garrison was already there.
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From 04/22/2018 12:20
Very cool sound. I love the big band sound and experimentation on Africa and the rework of Greensleeves. Surprised how low this is on Coltrane's discography on this site tbh.
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Best Albums of 1961
1. My Favorite Things by John Coltrane
2. King Of The Delta Blues Singers by Robert Johnson
3. Sunday At The Village Vanguard by Bill Evans Trio
4. Free Jazz by Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
5. Olé Coltrane by John Coltrane
6. We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite by Max Roach
7. The Blues And The Abstract Truth by Oliver Nelson
8. Africa/Brass by John Coltrane Quartet
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10. Showcase by Patsy Cline
11. Someday My Prince Will Come by The Miles Davis Sextet
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14. West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) by Various Artists
15. Two Steps From The Blues by Bobby Bland
16. Lonely And Blue by Roy Orbison
17. This Is Our Music by Ornette Coleman
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