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'The Lost Album' by the John Coltrane Quartet lies between youthful style and later exploration / newser

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One of America's most acclaimed musical artists has a new record coming out more than 50 years after he died, the New York Times reports. The newly revived label Impulse! says it will release Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album by the John Coltrane Quartet, a 1963 recording that lies between his youthful style and the exploratory jazz he later embraced. "Coltrane was looking back at bebop ... and the song-based lyricism of jazz he had recently explored with Duke Ellington," jazz critic John Fordham tells the Guardian. "But he was also looking forward to imagining the more intense, mantra-like, spiritually-driven music."

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