new Coltrane album

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A previously-unreleased John Coltrane album is due to drop on 29 June, reports Giovanni Russonello at the NYT:

On Friday, Impulse! will announce the June 29 release of "Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album," a full set of material recorded by the quartet on a single day in March 1963, then eventually stashed away and lost. The family of Coltrane's first wife, Juanita Naima Coltrane, recently discovered his personal copy of the recordings, which she had saved, and brought it to the label's attention. [...]

Impulse! is releasing the album as a single disc, featuring one rendition each of the seven tunes the band cut that day. (Ravi Coltrane and the record executive Ken Druker chose the order.) But for those who buy the deluxe edition, with seven alternate takes from the same session on a separate disc, the biggest score will be the four renditions of "Impressions."

As Fact Magazine reports:

The standard version of the album features seven out of the session's 14 takes, while a deluxe edition includes all of the tracks. Both versions will be available on CD and vinyl formats, with the deluxe edition landing on deluxe streaming platforms as well.

Here's the Deluxe Edition track list:

CD1
01. 'Untitled Original 11383 (Take 1)'
02. 'Nature Boy'
03. 'Untitled Original 11386 (Take 1)'
04. 'Vilia (Take 3)'
05. 'Impressions (Take 3)'
06. 'Slow Blues'
07. 'One Up, One Down (Take 1)'

CD2
01. 'Vilia (Take 5)'
02. 'Impressions (Take 1)'
03. 'Impressions (Take 2)'
04. 'Impressions (Take 4)'
05. 'Untitled Original 11386'
06. 'Untitled Original 11386'
07. 'One Up, One Down (Take 6)'

Pitchfork quotes Sonny Rollins as saying, "This is like finding a new room in the Great Pyramid."

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