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KUVO's 'Trane Tracks' celebrates John Coltrane's poetry and song on his 92nd birth anniversary

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Join KUVO: Denver on The Nightside with host Andy O' on Sunday, September 23 from 8 to 10 pm as we celebrate John Coltrane's birthday! "Trane Tracks" celebrates Coltrane's poetry and song. John was born in Hamlet North Carolina on September 23, 1926. He would go on to become one of the most influential and beloved figures of the Jazz world. Much poetry has been written about Trane and his own musical output was prodigious.

On Wednesday, March 6 1963, Coltrane and his classic Quartet - McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones - went to Van Gelder Studios in Englewood, NJ and cut a complete album's worth of material, including several original compositions that were never recorded elsewhere.  They spent the day committing these to tape, taking time with some, rehearsing them two, three times, playing them in different ways and in different configurations.

The session has now resulted in an entire studio album featuring unheard originals released 55 years later. This is, in short, the holy grail of jazz and was titled - Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album on Impulse! Records.