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John Coltrane

Blue World


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Blue World (Visualizer)
1 Naima (Take 1) (4:34)
2 Village Blues (Take 2) (3:41)
3 Blue World (6:08)
4 Village Blues (Take 1) (3:51)
5 Village Blues (Take 3) (3:45)
6 Like Sonny (2:43)
7 Traneing In (7:42)
8 Naima (Take 2) (4:10)
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In 1964, John Coltrane and his Classic Quartet went into Van Gelder Studios and, in an unprecedented move for Coltrane, recorded new versions of some of his most famous works. This never-before-heard recording, Blue World, will be released on September 27 in CD, vinyl LP and digital editions via Impulse!/UMe.  Early in 1964, the year he recorded A Love Supreme, Coltrane was approached by a Quebecois filmmaker, Gilles Groulx. Groulx was planning his film Le chat dans le sac, a love story set in Montreal with political undertones. A die-hard Coltrane fan, Groulx was fixated on having Coltrane record a soundtrack for his film. Groulx approached Coltrane via a personal connection with bassist Jimmy Garrison, and amazingly, Coltrane agreed. 

Blue World has been mastered from its original analog tape by Kevin Reeves at Universal Music Mastering in New York. The new vinyl edition's lacquers were cut by Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios.

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