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Previously Unreleased John Coltrane Album Debuts September 27

Blue World, a never-before-heard recording by John Coltrane, will be released September 27 in CD, vinyl LP, and digital editions via Impulse!/UMe. Recorded in June 1964, the album features Coltrane with his classic quartet of pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones, who went into Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., for this … Read More “Previously Unreleased John Coltrane Album Debuts September 27”

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Upcoming Coltrane Box Draws New Attention to His 1958 Work

In 1958, John Coltrane was not yet what he would soon become: one of the most important innovators in the jazz tradition. But his work with Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk—as well as his own Blue Train album—had already set him apart as a self-assured, forward-looking hard-bop tenor saxophonist. A new five-CD set of Coltrane’s music … Read More “Upcoming Coltrane Box Draws New Attention to His 1958 Work”

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John and Alice Coltrane Home Designated a National Treasure

In a moving ceremony yesterday (Oct. 9) in Dix Hills, N.Y., the National Trust for Historic Preservation officially designated the building that was home to the family of John and Alice Coltrane between 1964 and 1973 as a National Treasure. This means that the Trust, through its National African American Cultural Heritage Fund, will join … Read More “John and Alice Coltrane Home Designated a National Treasure”

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Columbia/Legacy to Release New Box Set From Miles & Trane

Miles Davis led several seminal groups in jazz history. Although the 1960s quintet with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams gets the most props, the group preceding that influential ensemble featured John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb, who had been playing together since Kind of Blue and were touring … Read More “Columbia/Legacy to Release New Box Set From Miles & Trane”

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Chasing Trane to Open Season of Independent Lens on PBS

Chasing Trane – a highly-acclaimed documentary on John Coltrane – will open the new season of Independent Lens on PBS with an airing on Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. EST. The film, written and directed by John Scheinfeld, is narrated by Denzel Washington and features not only many of the musicians who played with the … Read MoreChasing Trane to Open Season of Independent Lens on PBS”

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Complete Monk with Coltrane Sessions to be Reissued on Vinyl

On June 9, Craft Recordings, a new imprint of Concord Music Group, will reissue Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane’s Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings as a deluxe edition box set of three 180-gram vinyl LPs, pressed at RTI from lacquers cut by George Horn. The box set also features new artwork, rare photos and an essay by Orrin Keepnews, … Read More “Complete Monk with Coltrane Sessions to be Reissued on Vinyl”

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