Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album [Deluxe Edition] (LP)


John Coltrane

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Amoeba Review

06/28/2018

As more and more miles of dusty tapes are exhumed from the vaults of long-deceased musical icons, claims of “lost albums” abound. Likewise, so do questions as to whether that material necessary denotes that merit. Both Directions At Once is an unearthed recording session from the ’63 John Coltrane Quartet. That’s the classic quartet for ya: McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones. Love Supreme and Crescent-era Coltrane. The telepathic frequency those four operated on in their brief 3-year existence is unparalleled, and their transcendent playing advanced the tonal and melodic possibilities of jazz. Both Directions features, among others, a couple of untitled originals, and extended 12-bar blues-based vamp, and an early reworking of “Nature Boy.” As a lost album, one would place it as a natural bridge between 1962’s Coltrane and the aforementioned Crescent. Was the session that birthed Both Directions ultimately meant as its own complete artistic statement, or a coincidental treasure trove of extra material from the group that would go on to record jazz’s apex? The question is irrelevant; the proof is in the playing. These songs are statement enough.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Untitled Orginal 11383 [Take 1]
John Coltrane 05:41
2.
Nature Boy
John Coltrane 03:24
3.
Untitled Original 11386 [Take 1]
John Coltrane 08:43
4.
Vilia [Take 3]
John Coltrane 05:32


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Impressions [Take 3]
John Coltrane 04:36
2.
Slow Blues
John Coltrane 11:28
3.
One Up, One Down [Take 1]
John Coltrane 08:01


Side C Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Vilia [Take 5]
John Coltrane 04:37
2.
Impressions [Take 1]
John Coltrane 04:06
3.
Impressions [Take 2]
John Coltrane 04:37
4.
Impressions [Take 4]
John Coltrane 03:40


Side D Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Untitled Original 11386 [Take 2]
John Coltrane 08:41
2.
Untitled Original 11386 [Take 5]
John Coltrane 08:23
3.
One Up, One Down [Take 6]
John Coltrane 07:17

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