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Published: 2018/06/08

Lost John Coltrane Studio Album Both Directions at Once Set for Release

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On June 29, Impulse! Records will release a long-lost studio recording from legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane, taken from a March 1963 session at Van Gelder Studios in New Jersey with Coltrane’s Classic Quartet of pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones.

Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, which saxophonist Sonny Rollins likens to “a new room in the Great Pyramid,” will be available in two versions: the full, 14-track session with multiple takes of some songs and a 7-track collection curated by Ravi Coltrane.

The collection—which was discovered not as a studio master track but instead on a reference tape that Coltrane had taken home after the session—features two previously unreleased, untitled original tunes plus an earlier, trio version of Coltrane’s classic “Impressions,” his first-ever recorded take on “Nature Boy” and more.

Both Directions at Once can be pre-ordered here. Below, listen to “Untitled Original 11383,” which features Coltrane on the soprano saxophone and a rare bass solo from Garrison.

Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album Tracklist

Standard Edition
1. Untitled Original 11383 (5:41)
2. Nature Boy (3:24)
3. Untitled Original 11386 (8:43)
4. Vilia (5:32)
5. Impressions (4:36)
6. Slow Blues (11:28)
7. One Up, One Down (8:01)

Deluxe Edition
CD1
1. Untitled Original 11383 (Take 1) (5:41)
2. Nature Boy (3:24)
3. Untitled Original 11386 (Take 1) (8:43)
4. Vilia (Take 3) (5:32)
5. Impressions (Take 3) (4:36)
6. Slow Blues (11:28)
7. One Up, One Down (Take 1) (8:01)

CD2
1. Vilia (Take 5) (4:37)
2. Impressions (Take 1) (4:06)
3. Impressions (Take 2) (4:37)
4. Impressions (Take 4) (3:40)
5. Untitled Original 11386 (Take 2) (8:41)
6. Untitled Original 11386 (Take 5) (8:23)
7. One Up, One Down (Take 6) (7:17)

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