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Newly discovered John Coltrane Quartet session to be released / Independent

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A newly discovered studio session featuring previously unheard original compositions by US Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and his quartet will be released at the end of June – 55 years after it was originally taped. The album, titled Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album, was recorded by Coltrane and his quartet on March 6 1963 at Van Gelder Studios in New Jersey. It features the playing of pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones. Acclaimed American saxophonist Sonny Rollins has described the discovery of the album as "like finding a new room in the Great Pyramid". Included on the album are two completely unknown and never-before-heard originals, both played on soprano saxophone. They are referred to as Untitled Original 11383 and Untitled Original 11386 on the album's tracklist.

 "My music is the spiritual expression of what I am – my faith, my knowledge, my being… When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups … I want to speak to their souls."

Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album will be released on June 29.  READ THE FULL Independent ARTICLE