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by RobertD
(54 posts)
5 months ago

Lost John Coltrane Recording From 1963 Will Be Released at Last

For Coltrane fans. From the NY Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/07/arts/music/john-coltrane-lost-album-both-directions-at-once.html

Lost John Coltrane Recording From 1963 Will Be Released at Last

“Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album” was cut by the saxophonist’s classic quartet two years before “A Love Supreme.” Then it was stashed away.

By Giovanni Russonello

  • June 7, 2018

"If you heard the John Coltrane Quartet live in the early-to-mid-1960s, you were at risk of having your entire understanding of performance rewired. This was a ground-shaking band, an almost physical being, bearing a promise that seemed to reach far beyond music.

The quartet’s relationship to the studio, however, was something different. In the years leading up to “A Love Supreme,” his explosive 1965 magnum opus, Coltrane produced eight albums for Impulse! Records featuring the members of his so-called classic quartet — the bassist Jimmy Garrison, the drummer Elvin Jones and the pianist McCoy Tyner — but only two of those, “Coltrane” and “Crescent,” were earnest studio efforts aimed at distilling the band’s live ethic.

But now that story needs a major footnote.

On Friday, Impulse! will announce the June 29 release of “Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album,” a full set of material recorded by the quartet on a single day in March 1963, then eventually stashed away and lost. The family of Coltrane’s first wife, Juanita Naima Coltrane, recently discovered his personal copy of the recordings, which she had saved, and brought it to the label’s attention."

More at the link.

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  1. by Saxquest
    (416 posts)

    4 months ago

    Re: Lost John Coltrane Recording From 1963 Will Be Released at Last

    WOW!!! This is amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers,
         Mark

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    1. by RobertD
      (54 posts)

      4 months ago

      Re: Lost John Coltrane Recording From 1963 Will Be Released at Last

      You're welcome, Mark.

      Sellers are taking pre-orders for a June 29th release.

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