John Coltrane's Lost Album A 'Buried Treasure' For Jazz Fans

Never-before-heard John Coltrane recordings from a 1963 session are being released as a new album. John Coltrane's son, Ravi Coltrane, discusses 'Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album.'
John Coltrane and his band recording at Van Gelder Studios in 1963. Source: Jim Marshall Photography LLC

On March 6, 1963, and his quartet arrived at Van Gelder Studios in New Jersey to record an album. It was a busy time for the group, which featured pianist , bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer s. They were at the tail end of a two-week residency at the Birdland jazz club in.

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