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Long lost John Coltrane 1963 album discovered

A long lost recording by John Coltrane from 1963 titled Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album has been uncovered and will be released.

Two compositions on the record, Untitled Original 11383 and Untitled Original 11386, have never before been heard but will be released digitally later this month.

According to reports, this record was destroyed in the 1970s but iconic saxophonist Coltrane handed a bootleg recording to his wife Naima. The album was recorded at Van Gelder Studios with his Classic Quartet: McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones.

“This is like finding a new room in the Great Pyramid,” Sonny Rollins wrote in a press release.

The album has been brought forward for release by Coltrane’s son Ravi Coltrane who said that people would “get a sense of John with one foot in the past and one foot headed towards his future.”

Here is Untitled Original 11386: