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John Coltrane - 1963 'New Directions' set makes JAZZIZ: 'New Release Cheat Sheet'

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For jazz fans, Friday is more than just a stepping stone to the weekend. It's the day when new albums are released and new music fills the air. If you're wondering just which albums will catch your ear, we're here to help. We've combed through the list of albums coming out today to bring you some of our absolute favorites. From an instant classic by a Latin jazz master to a box set featuring music from John Coltrane's most pivotal year, here are six albums you can add to your collection right now.

Pivotal year. Pivotal tracks. That's the catchphrase behind this new collection of John Coltrane tracks from Impulse Records. The box set, released today and available in five-LP or three-CD versions (as well as streaming on digital services) collects every take recorded by the legendary tenor saxophonist in 1963, the year he recorded such noteworthy albums as t features material from Coltrane's recordings during that year from the albums John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Dear Old Stockholm, Newport ‘63 and Live at Birdland. The box set also features tracks from the recently unearthed collection Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album. Buy it here.

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