COLTRANE, JOHN - BOTH DIRECTIONS AT ONCE (2LP) (2LP)


"On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his Classic Quartet- McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones -recorded an entire studio album at the legendary Van Gelder Studios. This music, which features unheard originals, is now finally released 55 years later. This incredible, once-in-a-lifetime discovery reveals a number of creative balances at work, like developing original melodies while rethinking familiar standards. Like trying out some tunes first on tenor saxophone, then on soprano. Using older techniques like the arpeggio runs of his "sheets of sound" while experimenting with false fingerings and other newer sounds. This session was pivotal, though to call it such overlooks the fact Coltrane was ever on pivot, always pushing the pedal down while still calling on older, tested ideas and devices. Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album is a major addition to the Coltrane catalogue and the most important jazz discovery in recent memory." (label info) the deluxe 2LP version contains seven more tracks. also available on 2CD
soon in stock - please pre-order | eu| 2018| IMPULSE | 38.90


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