Previously released as Impulse! A(S)6, AS9223-2, AS9273, AS9200-2, and others.
"This release presents the complete original LP Africa/Brass (Impulse AS-6) plus all of the music from its sequel The Africa Brass Sessions, Vol. 2 (AS-9273)"--Container.
"A third take of 'Africa' was left out due to time limitations"--Insert.
"All tracks orchestrated and conducted by Eric Dolphy (except "The Damned Don't Cry" arranged and conducted by Romulus Franceschini)"--Container. This is an erroneous statement with regard to the arrangers; the correct arrangers are indicated in the contents note below.
John Coltrane, tenor and soprano saxophones, McCoy Tyner, piano ; Reggie Workman, bass ; Elvin Jones, drums ; with, on tracks 2, 4-5, 7: Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, trumpets ; Julian Priester, Charles "Majeed" Greenlee, euphoniums ; Julius Watkins, Donald Corrado, Bob Northern, Jimmy Buffington, Robert Swisshelm, French horns ; Bill Barber, tuba ; Garvin Bushell, reeds, woodwinds ; Pat Patrick, baritone saxophone ; Eric Dolphy, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, and conductor (except on track 7, conducted by Romulus Franceschini) ; on tracks 1, 3, and 6: Booker Little, trumpet ; Britt Woodman, trombone ; Carl Bowman, euphonium ; Julius Watkins, Donald Corrado, Bob Northern, Robert Swisshelm, French horns ; Bill Barber, tuba ; Eric Dolphy, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, and conductor ; Pat Patrick, baritone saxophone ; Art Davis, bass.
Recorded May 23, 1961 (tracks 2, 4-5, 7), and June 7, 1961 (tracks 1, 3, and 6) at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.