Afro Blue  

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"Afro Blue" is a jazz standard composed by Mongo Santamaria, perhaps best known in its arrangement by John Coltrane.

Coltrane's recordings of the piece have several features in common with his versions of My Favourite Things, including a pulsating 3/4 rhythm, and a simple, almost drone-like harmonic structure.

Lyrics were later written by Oscar Brown Jr..

Other cover versions can be found on Derek Trucks Band's Soul Serenade, Gov't Mule's Live... With a Little Help from Our Friends, Lizz Wright's Salt, and Susana Baca's Espiritu Vivo.

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