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Christian Science Monitor top picks John Coltrane - Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album

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Fifty-five years after he recorded it, John Coltrane has a new album out: Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album. Featuring Coltrane's classic quartet, the seven-track album includes five originals (two untitled) and two covers ("Nature Boy" and "Vilia"). Driven by drummer Elvin Jones's rollicking rhythms and Coltrane's unmistakable sound, even the new material feels deeply familiar. The record is mandatory listening for all jazz-heads. This historic session for Impulse!, resulted in 14 total tracks. On the standard edition, there are 7 takes, chosen by Ravi Coltrane. The rest of the takes exist on the second disc of the deluxe set. 

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