It was recorded by his classic quartet in 1963...
'Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album'

A completely new, previously unheard John Coltrane album will be released this summer.

The LP was seemingly recorded in 1963 by his famed classic quartet, but then somehow slipped between the cracks.

Capturing the saxophonist at a critical point in his career, 'Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album' was laid down the day before the famed 'John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman' set.

Recorded all in one day, the material finds John Coltrane experimenting with the group set up, while navigating a two-week run at Birdland.

Departing Van Gelder Studios with the reference tape, the saxophonist left it with his wife Naima, who kept it all this time.

The original master has long since been lost, and the recent discovery of the reference tape has allowed this incredible moment to reach the public.

As Sonny Rollins puts it: “This is like finding a new room in the Great Pyramid...”

Ravi Coltrane has chosen the tracklisting for the standard edition, while an expanded edition will also be made available.

Listen to opening cut 'Untitled Original 11383' below.

'Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album' will be released on June 29th. Tracklisting:

1. Untitled Original 11383 (5:41)
2. Nature Boy (3:24)
3. Untitled Original 11386 (8:43)
4. Vilia (5:32)
5. Impressions (4:36)
6. Slow Blues (11:28)
7. One Up, One Down (8:01)

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