John Coltrane | Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album | Album
John Coltrane "Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album" (2018)
LP (NEW) - Vinyl, Impulse!, Europe, 2018, 00602567493013, 2xLP, 180g Vinyl, Deluxe Edition, Mono, Die-cut Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Inner Sleeves, w/ Poster Insert
Unknown until 2004 and unheard until now, these recordings by the John Coltrane Quartet are, as Sonny Rollins says in the liner notes, “like finding a new room in the Great Pyramid.” With the discovery of the ¼” reference tapes that Coltrane took home with him after the recording session - a session that was completely unknown and for which master tapes don’t exist – an important chapter in the evolution of Coltrane’s music can now be heard for the first time. Featuring the Classic Quartet – John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones – and recorded at the end of a two-week run at Birdland, the music on this album represents one of the most influential groups in music history both performing in a musical style it had perfected and reaching in new, exploratory directions that were to affect the trajectory of jazz from that point forward.
Artist Website: johncoltrane.com
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