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Pablo to Release Live Coltrane Set

It will soon be the 75th anniversary of John Coltrane’s birth, but his fans are getting all the presents. The latest gift bestowed on fans of the seminal saxophonist is a seven-disc set of rare and/or unreleased performances called Live Trane. Pablo Records will release the set on Sept. 21st—two days before the momentous anniversary on Sept. 23rd.

The performances on these seven discs were recorded live in various European locales from Nov. 1961 to Nov. 1963, at shows sponsored by current Pablo Records president Norman Granz. The time is considered a pivotal one in Coltrane’s career, as he began moving from the imaginative but more conventional work of his early years to the fascinating, exotic, challenging experiments of his later period.

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