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1 Vilia (Take 3)
2 Vilia (Take 5)
3 Untitled Original 11383
4 Nature Boy
5 Impressions (Take 1)
6 Impressions (Take 2)
7 Impressions (Take 3)
8 Impressions (Take 4)
9 Untitled Original 11386 (Take 1)
10 Untitled Original 11386 (Take 2)
11 Untitled Original 11386 (Take 5)
12 One Up, One Down (Take 1)
13 One Up, One Down (Take 5)
14 Slow Blues
15 They Say It's Wonderful
16 Lush Life
17 My One and Only Love
18 Autumn Serenade
19 Dedicated to You
20 You Are Too Beautiful
21 After the Rain
22 Dear Old Stockholm
23 I Want to Talk About You
24 My Favorite Things
26 The Promise
27 I Want to Talk About You
28 Afro Blue
29 Your Lady
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A selection of Coltrane's 1963 Impulse! recordings, derived from the original albums Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Dear Old Stockholm, Newport ‘63 and Live at Birdland
In the brief, bright arc that is the career of John Coltrane, 1963 marks a point of transition between past jazz masterpieces and future work, which would transcend the boundaries of the music itself. That year's recorded output shows movement in many directions: a look back at the past, continued examination of a familiar repertoire, exploration of more traditional formats and a look forward at compositions and approaches that would further extend the reach of jazz.
U.S. Navy Veteran John Coltrane is 'Veteran of the Day' / AEROTECHNEWSAEROTECHNEWS - Sarah McDonald writes…John Coltrane was born in Hamlet, N.C., in September 1926, and lived there until moving with his father and mother to High Point, N.C.
Many of his family members died when he was young, including his father when the young Coltrane was just 12-years old. This left him with only his mother and a cousin to raise him, and he clung to music for stability.
Lost masterpiece by saxophonist John Coltrane are found / KIRO 7 News 'YOUR VOICES'After nearly six decades, a private recording of a rare, nightclub performance by John Coltrane of his magnum opus, A Love Supreme, has been released. Recorded in late 1965 on the culminating evening of a historic week-long run at The Penthouse in Seattle, A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle is a musical revelation of historic importance, capturing Coltrane as he began to expand his classic quartet-adding Pharo...
Conversation with Coltrane / Jazz JournalJazz Journal writes….Sixty years ago Valerie Wilmer came face to face with the source of those frantic sheets of sound on tenor and ugly wailings on soprano. First published in Jazz Journal January 1962.“Melodically and harmonically their improvisations struck my ear as gobbledegook,” wrote John Tynan in the November 23rd Down Beat. He was speaking of the recent musical experiments of John Coltrane and Eri...
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme, Live in Seattle makes COUNTERPUNCH: Best Music of 2021COUNTERPUNCH - JEFFREY ST. CLAIR writes…..Some music embeds itself into our minds so deeply that it seems to congeal in the memory from our first hearing. So it is with the four-note theme of A Love Supreme, which from the moment most of us first encountered it seems as if it has always been there, as familiar as Für Elise or Let It Be.A Love Supreme offers itself as an invocation, and most invocations, owi...
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle makes Andrew Dansby's rock and jazz albums of 2021 / Houston ChronicleHouston Chronicle - Andrew Dansby writes….I try not to place reissues or new releases of old music onto such lists. They represent a very specific mix of art and craft -- old work by creative types unearthed and diligently presented as new rather than contemporary recordings -- that differs from new recordings that represent a current time and place. With that in mind, two recordings that held my attention ...
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme Live In Seattle makes Indiana Public Radio's 'Best Historical Releases 2021'After nearly six decades, a private recording of a rare, nightclub performance by John Coltrane of his magnum opus, A Love Supreme was released on Impulse! Records/UMe. Recorded in late 1965 on the culminating evening of a historic week-long run at The Penthouse in Seattle, A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle is a musical revelation of historic importance, capturing Coltrane as he began to expand...
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme, Live in Seattle makes FLOOD MAGAZINE: The Best Reissues and Box Sets of 2021FLOOD MAGAZINE's AD Amorosi writes……At a time when austerity rules and excess is verboten, I say turn up the volume—loudness, bulk, intensity, magnitude—and tend to the most gi-hugic of box sets and multiple-edition musical collections when it comes to defining the releases of 2021. Ripe with the possibilities of endowing any music lover and/or curator with unique arcs, grace notes, and completism, for the ...
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle makes Uncuts Best Reissues & Compilations Of 2021After nearly six decades, a private recording of a rare, nightclub performance by John Coltrane of his magnum opus, A Love Supreme was released in 2021 on Impulse! Records/UMe. Recorded in late 1965 on the culminating evening of a historic week-long run at The Penthouse in Seattle, A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle is a musical revelation of historic importance, capturing Coltrane as he began t...
'Part 1: Acknowledgement by John Coltrane, from 'A Love Supreme Live in Seattle' makes Iowa Public Radio 'top jazz releases of 2021'Iowa Public Radio Charity Nebbe, Rick Brewer write….KCCK is a non-commercial, educational FM radio station operated by Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. Their programming is centered on the promotion and preservation of jazz music.
After having the IPR music team join Talk of Iowa to share their favorite releases of 2021 in the genres of folk, classical, blues, indie and alternative music, we f...
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle is a favourite Vinyl Factory reissue album of 2021The Vinyl Factory writes…. reissue LPs, box sets, and compilations that shaped our year. There is great wonder when resurrecting a record.Reissues can shine an overdue light on lesser-known artists, albums, and scenes – bringing newfound recognition for an output that was sadly overlooked when it was first released – oftentimes altering musical representation in the process.Others restore coveted, holy grai...
Taking the long view, A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle is an exciting signpost on John Coltranes road to freedom / SFCVSFCV - Richard S. Ginell writes……Like several other top-selling jazz albums of all time — Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue, Dave Brubeck’s Time Out, Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas, Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters — John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme was a gamble to make and ended up defining both artist and genre.The gamble was that Coltrane had never recorded an album-length composition before, and his lab...
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme: The Platinum Collection makes Treble: best jazz albums of 2021Treble's Konstantin Rega writes….In recent years, jazz has consistently been a source of the most thrilling and innovative new sounds, and 2021 was no exception. This year, heralded by a landmark release from a contemporary electronic musician with a saxophone legend, we saw a trend of more atmospheric jazz with electronic elements, but that alone doesn’t tell the story of what was happening in jazz this ye...
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme Live in Seattle makes On Milwaukee '2021 vinyl lovers holiday gift guide'On Milwaukee's Bobby Tanzilo writes…..Here is a walk through some of the most interesting vinyl to land on my doorstep in recent months. Each of the releases would make a perfect holiday gift (they're too big to stuff into stockings) for the music lover on your list. Snuggle up with some holiday cheer as OnMilwaukee shares stories of everything merry and bright in the spirit of the season. For those of us w...
Compare and contrast original John Coltrane: A Love Supreme with 'Live in Seattle' sonic supercollider / relix
After nearly six decades, a private recording of a rare, nightclub performance by John Coltrane of his magnum opus, A Love Supreme, has been released on Impulse! Records/UMe. Recorded in late 1965 on the culminating evening of a historic week-long run at The Penthouse in Seattle, A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle is a musical revelation of historic importance, capturing Coltrane as he began to expand ...
'A Love Supreme - Live in Seattle provides another opportunity to hear Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders / THE REHEARSAL STUDIO
After nearly six decades, a private recording of a rare, nightclub performance by John Coltrane of his magnum opus, A Love Supreme was released earlier this year via on Impulse! Records/UMe. Recorded in late 1965 on the culminating evening of a historic week-long run at The Penthouse in Seattle, A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle is a musical revelation of historic importance, capturing Coltrane as he began...
How John Coltrane gave Henry Rollins a musical 'epiphany' / FAR OUT
FAR OUT's Sam Kemp writes......Cultural polymath Henry Rollins may have risen to fame as one of the icons of the US hardcore punk movement, but don't think for a second that he is some knuckle-dragging skinhead. As well as fronting the legendary Black Flag, Rollins has released books of poetry, starred in the likes of Sons Of Anarchy, established himself as a Television personality with The Henry Rol...
A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle. John Coltrane's signature works - spiritual, searching, unstoppable / PitchforkPitchfork's Mark Richardson writes…A previously unknown recording from a small Seattle club in 1965 documents one of the saxophonist’s signature works—spiritual, searching, unstoppable—as never heard before.A quote attributed to jazz multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy touches on the ephemeral nature of sound: “When you hear music, after it’s over, it’s gone in the air. You can never capture it again.” He was...
Join NPR Music's listening party for John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle'
NPR's Lars Gotrich writes......Join us in an online listening party for John Coltrane's A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle. WBGO's Nate Chinen will be joined by saxophonist Branford Marsalis and harpist Brandee Younger in a live conversation about this recently unearthed live recording. The event will take place on Oct. 21, the night before the album's release, at 7 p.m. ET - ...
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle is a fresh astonishment / WBGO: Fall Preview 2021
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John Coltrane's masterpiece breathes new life with 'A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle' / NPRHeard on NPR's Morning Edition…..John Coltrane, photographed performing at The Penthouse during a run of performances in Seattle, Wash. in 1965. A recording of one, long lost, is now being released as A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle.
John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, recorded near the close of 1964 and released early the following year, inhabits an exalted plane beyond the realm of most other albums, i...
Remembering John Coltrane / AmoMama
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John Coltrane - Blue World is the real deal / NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY
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John Coltrane - Blue World makes 2019 npr music: jazz critics poll
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'Naima' - John Coltrane featured on CapRadio: Ear To Ear: What our jazz hosts are listening to this January
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John Coltrane - Blue World makes Public Radio Tulsa, ATJ: notable jazz albums of 2019
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Fifty years of worship at the church of John Coltrane / The New Yorker
Franzo and Marina King had recently moved from the Midwest to San Francisco when they decided to celebrate their first wedding anniversary by going to hear John Coltrane play at the Jazz Workshop. It was 1965, and the saxophonist was in the midst of a radical transformation, infatuated with a style of playing that was rapturous and free. "When he walked out, the Holy Ghost walked out with him," Marina re...
John Coltrane - Blue World makes Uncut?s 30 best reissues of 2019
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John Coltrane - Blue World makes Treble '10 Best Jazz Albums of 2019'
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John Coltrane - Blue World makes Something Else 'Best of 2019'
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John Coltrane - Blue World makes JazzTimes The Year in Review: Top 50 Albums of 2019 .
JazzTimes' critics choose the top 40 new albums and top 10 historical releases of the year. In 1964, John Coltrane and his Classic Quartet went into Van Gelder Studios and, in an unprecedented move for Coltrane, recorded new versions of some of his most famous works. This never-before-heard recording, Blue World, was released on September 27 in CD, vinyl LP and digital editions via Impulse!/UMe.&...
John Coltrane's 'Blue World' makes npr: best reissues and archival albums of 2019'
And now, a moment of appreciation for the under-assistant recording engineers and studio gofers who toiled in anonymity in the dimly lit studios of the past. They didn't just get coffee - they were on site, taking notes about who played what instrument on which track, writing down the dates of sessions, and making sure that those dates were clearly marked on the tape boxes. They did this for albums t...
John Coltrane - 1963 New Directions selected for 2020 GRAMMY nomination
John Coltrane - 1963 New Directions selected for 2019 GRAMMY nomination for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. A selection of Coltrane's 1963 Impulse! recordings, derived from the original albums Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Dear Old Stockholm, Newport ‘63 and Live at Birdland In the brief, bright arc that is the career of John Coltr...
KCRW's 'New Album Spotlight' features John Coltrane - Blue World
Imagine discovering a long-lost Rembrandt or Van Gogh in an attic or dusty closet. Think of the sensation that would cause in the art world. Well, something similar happened not long ago in the musical universe, when the master tape for a film soundtrack recorded by John Coltrane's famous quartet was found in the National Film Board of Canada vaults, where it had been stored since 1964. Commissioned for ...
John Coltrane's 'Blue World' makes new music & reviews from the Winnipeg Free Press
This new release of a 1964 session by saxophone legend John Coltrane and his most famous quartet has been not so much lost as hiding in plain sight. Not only that, but Canada was the prime mover in its creation. In 1964, Canadian filmmaker Gilles Groulx was filming a movie in Montreal called Le Chat Dans Le Sac. He was a huge Coltrane fan, and somehow was able to convince the musician to agree to a r...
'Blue World' review - Rediscovering John Coltrane's only original film soundtrack / Frieze
The ‘lost' record captures the saxophonist at a time when he was thinking that albums could aspire to be something grander than a string of loosely woven tunes In 1964, the Quebec-based film director Gilles Groulx flew into New York to attend the recording sessions for the music he had commissioned for his forthcoming film, Le chat dans le sac (The Cat in the Bag, 1964). At the time, Groulx...
Blue World offers a glimpse of the John Coltrane Quartet in a state of relaxed assurance / Pitchfork
Long-lost soundtrack recordings by the saxophonist's powerhouse quartet, made shortly after 1964's Crescent sessions, capture the band at the peak of its cohesion. Sometimes a thing can be hidden without really hiding. Blue World, a previously unissued cache of studio recordings by the classic John Coltrane Quartet, comes to us in this vein: For the last 55 years, a clue to its existence could clearl...
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