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John Coltrane’s Previously “Lost” Studio Session Gets Album Release

After 55 years “lost,” an unreleased John Coltrane project makes its way into the music libraries of Jazz (and just plain Art) appreciators everywhere. Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album is seven tracks – all recorded in one session on the same day in March 1963 at Van Gelder Studios – and among them are…

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The ‘Chasing Trane’ Documentary Timelines the Turbulent Life of John Coltrane

How was there never a comprehensive documentary about John Coltrane‘s life until now? The saxophonist/composer, who died at age 40 in 1967, now has his own digital memorabilia embedded into music’s history thanks to John Scheinfeld’s genius Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary. Chasing Trane will follow the legacy of one of Jazz’s giants, exploring his unique, creative tenancies and probing…

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John Coltrane’s ‘Love Supreme’ Gets Special 50th Anniversary Release

This year marks the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane‘s A Love Supreme album, and Verve Music Group plans to celebrate with new release, A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters. This special edition will include everything from extra takes, overdubs and recorded conversations documented during it’s two day recording session back in 1964. The reissue will be presented in two…

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Diggin’ In The Crates: Jazz & Justice

In his 1964 address at the Berlin Jazz Festival, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. poignantly opened with, “God has wrought many things out of oppression. He has endowed his creatures with the capacity to create—and from this capacity has flowed the sweet songs of sorrow and joy that have allowed man to cope with his…

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