Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album

£24.99
Impulse!
00602567493006
Format: 
LP
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Recorded in Van Gelder Studio in New Jersey on March 6, 1963, by saxophonist John Coltrane and his Quartet: double bassist Jimmy Garrison, drummer Elvin Jones, and pianist McCoy Tyner. 

To cut down on storage space, Impulse Records destroyed the master tape, and the recording was lost for decades. These seven tracks survived as a copy Coltrane gave to his first wife, Juanita Naima. Van Gelder made a separate copy for Coltrane to listen to at home. In 2005, after the Guernsey's auction house announced plans to sell Coltrane-related artefacts, the record company intervened to acquire the tapes. Coltrane's son Ravi and studio executive Ken Druker assembled this final album with liner notes written by Ashley Kahn. This unreleased material really is a treat for all Coltrane and Jazz fans. 
 

Tracklisting: 
Untitled Original 11383
Nature Boy
Untitled Original 11386
Vilia
Impressions
Slow Blues
One Up, One Down