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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozOm2jhuz1E

You can hear his version here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G748lKUVaJs

the Derek Trucks band:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6L3-A_oJBo

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_hT61-E5kg

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