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John Coltrane Earns Highest-Charting Album Ever on Billboard 200 With ‘The Lost Album’

John Coltrane Earns Highest-Charting Album Ever on Billboard 200 With ‘The Lost Album’

51 years after his death in 1967, jazz icon John Coltrane earns his first top 40-charting album on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and his fourth No. 1 on the Jazz Albums tally (both dated July 14) with his newly discovered set Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album. The album, which Coltrane originally recorded in 1963 with his Classic Quartet, debuts with 22,000 equivalent album units earned ... »

Lost John Coltrane Album to Be Released on June 29th

Lost John Coltrane Album to Be Released on June 29th

On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his Classic Quartet — McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones — recorded an entire studio album at the legendary Van Gelder Studios. This music, which features unheard originals, will finally be released 55 years later. This is, in short, the holy grail of jazz. Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album will be released on June 29 on Impulse! Records, Coltran... »

New Box Set From Miles & Trane Documents the Final Tour

New Box Set From Miles & Trane Documents the Final Tour

Miles Davis led several seminal groups in jazz history. Although the 1960s quintet with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams gets the most props, the group preceding that influential ensemble featured John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb, who had been playing together since Kind of Blue and were touring regularly throughout Europe. On March 23, Columbia/... »

‘Chasing Trane’ Documentary Premieres Tonight on PBS

‘Chasing Trane’ Documentary Premieres Tonight on PBS

Chasing Trane – a highly-acclaimed documentary on John Coltrane – will open the new season of Independent Lens on PBS with an airing on Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. EST. The film, written and directed by John Scheinfeld, is narrated by Denzel Washington and features not only many of the musicians who played with the saxophonist, such as Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath and Reggie Workman... »

Grammy Museum to celebrate John Coltrane with long-term exhibit

Grammy Museum to celebrate John Coltrane with long-term exhibit

The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles will host a long-term exhibit celebrating the music of John Coltrane starting in November. The exhibition, entitled “Chasing Trane: John Coltrane’s Musical Journey Transcended,” will open on November 17 and go on display through September 2018 in the Museum’s Mike Curb Gallery on the fourth floor. It will trace the saxophonist and composer’s career with rare perfor... »

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