The box set is comprised of Coltrane’s prolific output from 1963, which generated three studio albums – Both Directions at Once, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, and Dear Old Stockholm – and two collections of live recordings, Newport ’63 and Live at Birdland.
Both Directions at Once is an especially notable inclusion, given that it remained undiscovered from its recording in 1963 until its release by Impulse! Records earlier this year. The new box set release also arrives courtesy of Impulse, who signed Coltrane in 1961 where he remained until he passed away in 1967.
John Coltrane, 1963: New Directions will be released Friday November 30 via Impulse! Records.
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