℗ 2013 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Released 2013
Duration 33m 36s
Record Label Impulse!
Genre Jazz


John Coltrane Quartet

Available in 96 kHz / 24-bit AIFF, FLAC high resolution audio formats
  • Select Format
    • AIFF 96 kHz | 24-bit
    • FLAC 96 kHz | 24-bit
Add to cart
discounted price

John Coltrane Quartet; Eric Dolphy
John Coltrane Quartet; Eric Dolphy
Blues Minor
John Coltrane Quartet; Eric Dolphy
"... Coltrane has done on record what he has done so often in person lately, make everything into a handful of chords, frequently only two or three, turning them in every conceivable way ..." - DownBeat "Figures the only Coltrane album produced by Creed Taylor would be orchestral. But the horns hit like an augmented rhythm section: on Blues Minor, like a second Elvin Jones." - The Village Voice "... Coltrane was strengthening new music with old ideas. He was absorbing source material from West African rhythm and black American spirituals ... aside from Coltrane’s quartet itself there’s a brass section with tubas and euphoniums ... implicitly and powerfully it suggests nature and perseverance. It’s built to be here after you’re gone." - The New York Times Recorded and released in 1961, the big band album Africa/Brass marks John Coltrane's debut for Impulse and was a bold departure for the saxophonist. Coltrane, his quartet and a 15-piece brass section take on the English folk song Greensleeves in addition to two lengthy originals that explore African rhythms.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Impulse! Studio Masters
Track title
(dB FS)
(dB FS)
Album average
Range of values
-5.79 to -3.86
-24.62 to -23.82
-22.30 to -20.90
12 to 15
Blues Minor

Offers & New Releases

exclusive benefits for mailing list members

Subscribe Now

What is High-Resolution Audio?

High-resolution audio offers the highest-fidelity available, far surpassing the sound quality of traditional CDs. When you listen to music on a CD or tracks purchased via consumer services such as iTunes, you are hearing a low-resolution version of what was actually recorded and mastered in the studio. ProStudioMasters offers the original studio masters — exactly as the artist, producers and sound engineers mastered them — for download, directly to you.

What do I need for playback?

You may need additional software / hardware to take full advantage of the higher 24-bit high-res audio formats, but any music lover that has heard 16-bit vs 24-bit will tell you it's worth it!

Software for Mac OS X

Software for Windows

Hardware Suggestions