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John Coltrane - 1963: New Directions set makes WBGO 'Holiday Gift Guide'

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From Refurbished Classics to Fresh Discoveries, Swing Into the Holidays with NATE CHINEN and the WBGO: Newark NJ. This Holiday Gift Guide edition of Take Five I gathered 15 new releases, from throwback to ultramodern, that are well worth savoring as physical objects. 

One intriguing fact about Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album – the archival John Coltrane release that caused a sensation this year - is how clearly it captures an artist in motion. Just one day after recording the music on Both Directions, the Coltrane quartet returned to Rudy Van Gelder's studio to make John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, a simmering classic. Later in the year, there came vital dispatches both from the studio and the bandstand. And now, motivated by the runaway demand for archival Trane, Impulse! has gathered all of this material into one package, with an underlying thesis about a genius at a pivotal moment of transition. The 3-CD called: John Coltrane, 1963: New Directions is available now, while a deluxe vinyl edition is expected on Dec. 7. 

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