Mongo Santamaria - Afro Blue

May 24, 2024

Here's Coltrane playing his version:

Roberta Flack sings a beautiful version; Oscar Brown, whom I'd never heard of before, wrote lyrics for it in 1959:

You can hear his version here:

the Derek Trucks band:

Robert Glasper did a modernized version with Erykah Badu (side note, I love the photo collage cover of that album):

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