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John Coltrane - 'Both Directions At Once' makes jazztrail: best 30 jazz albums of 2018

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On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his Classic Quartet - McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones - recorded an entire studio album at the legendary Van Gelder Studios. This music, which features unheard originals, will finally be released 55 years later. This is, in short, the holy grail of jazz. Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album on Impulse! Records is Coltrane's final and most creative label home.

As the legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins so rightly put it, "This is like finding a new room in the Great Pyramid." The musical implications of this album, the original compositions, the arrangements, the band, the year it was recorded, all amount to a rediscovery and re-contextualization of one of the most important musicians of our time.

John Coltrane - 'Both Directions At Once' makes jazztrail: best 30 jazz albums of 2018.   

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