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Lost John Coltrane Album Set For Release
Christian Eede , June 12th, 2018 13:07

A lost John Coltrane album dating back 55 years features two unheard original tracks from the artist

A lost John Coltrane album is set to be released 55 years after its recording.

The LP, titled Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album, features seven tracks in total, two of which are previously unheard tracks from the artist. You can check out one of the unheard tracks, 'Untitled Original 11383', above.

The tracks on the album were recorded over the course of one day in March of 1963 at Van Gelder Studios with his band consisting of McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones.

When the recording session was over, Coltrane took the album - recorded onto a reference tape - home and it ended up with his first wife, Naima. The master tape for the recording was lost but Impulse! Records, responsible for the release of the album, approached Naima's family with the intention of releasing the music sourced from the reference tape.

Alongside the unheard tracks are previously unheard alternate versions of 'One Up, One Down' and 'Impressions' which is played here without the piano featured on the final version.

Impulse! Records will release Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album on June 29.

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