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John Coltrane’s 1963 Masters Gathered On ‘New Directions’ Set

A key year in the jazz legend’s history is marked by a new Impulse! collection.

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John Coltrane will have his recordings from 1963 collected in one 3CD set due for release as 1963: New Directions on Impulse! Records on 16 November.

It features material from Coltrane’s recordings during that year from the albums
Both  Directions at Once: The Lost Album, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Dear Old Stockholm, Newport ‘63 and Live at Birdland. 1963 came to be regarded as a point of transition between his previous jazz masterpieces and the genre-expanding music he went on to create.

The recently-released Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album was recorded by Coltrane’s Classic Quartet on 6 March 1963. The following day, they went on to record standards with the American jazz singer and ballad specialist Johnny Hartman, for the John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman album, which went on to great success. A five-LP vinyl box set version of the 3CD collection is also planned for 4 January 2019.

1963: New Directions is released on 16 November. Scroll down to read the tracklisting, and buy it here.

CD 1

Vilia (Take 3)

5:32

Vilia (Take 5)

4:37

Untitled Original 11383

5:41

Nature Boy

3:24

Impressions (Take 1)

4:06

Impressions (Take 2)

4:37

Impressions (Take 3)

4:36

Impressions (Take 4)

3:40

Untitled Original 11386 (Take 1)

8:43

Untitled Original 11386 (Take 2)

8:41

Untitled Original 11386 (Take 5)

8:23

One Up, One Down (Take 1)

8:01

One Up, One Down (Take 5)

7:17

CD 2

Slow Blues

11:28

They Say It’s Wonderful

5:15

Lush Life

5:20

My One and Only Love

4:50

Autumn Serenade

4:11

Dedicated to You

5:27

You Are Too Beautiful

5:32

After the Rain

4:07

Dear Old Stockholm

10:33

I Want to Talk About You

9:41

CD 3

My Favorite Things

17:20

Impressions

23:30

The Promise

8:04

I Want to Talk About You

8:05

Afro Blue

10:40

Your Lady

6:35

Alabama

5:05

 

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Jim

    October 19, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Am I missing something, or is this simply a repackaging of Coltrane materials that any serious Coltrane fan already would have, including the “new album” released a few months ago? Pretty damn underwhelming when Verve & The Estate is sitting on 96 discs worth of Frank Tiberi’s tapes, including the only known live version of “Giant Steps”…

    • Keeth

      October 20, 2018 at 12:38 pm

      I AGREE!!!

    • D

      November 23, 2018 at 6:54 am

      And the price……for material recorded over 50 years ago and released untold number of times already. Just another overpriced/over packaged vinyl boxset.

  2. Dale Evje

    October 20, 2018 at 2:28 am

    Epic, well deserved….essential

  3. Harry

    October 25, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    How many ways can they come up with to repackage and resell the same stuff? There seems to be no end.

    • D

      November 23, 2018 at 6:56 am

      At least they didn’t release it on multi-coloured vinyl.

  4. Paul

    October 25, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    For vinyl fans, “Dear Old Stockholm” (released in 1993) doesn’t seem to have been released previously in that format.

    • N_Birchall

      October 25, 2018 at 10:45 pm

      Dear Old Stockholm was released on vinyl in 1978 on the Impulse album “The Mastery Of John Coltrane Volume 2 – To The Beat Of A Different Drum”

  5. Jeff

    January 11, 2019 at 12:53 am

    I read that “Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album” sold well. I’m guessing there trying to grab new Coltrane fans with that release and this new release. I don’t need it but more Coltrane fans on planet Earth is a good thing.

  6. Hans Altena

    January 12, 2019 at 11:39 am

    I don’t get it, what is this hipster shit with box sets? Let them release the albums seperately, with possibly some that assemble the so called out takes… This is money grabbing indeed, what with the first batch already released some months ago on New Directions, with good reason. This has no logic whatever (do you want your Hartman tracks ended with live stuff?).

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