Wednesday, July 18, 2018

“Finding unreleased John Coltrane? It’s like discovering buried treasure.”

That’s how Ravi Coltrane, the late jazz icon’s saxophone-playing son, feels about the release of Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!). 

This extraordinary release is comprised of 14 studio performances, all recorded on the same day—March 6, 1963—by famed recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder at his Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, studio, with the classic lineup of Coltrane on tenor and soprano, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums.

Both directions at once : the lost album

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