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John Coltrane - Once In A While mp3 download
Performer: John Coltrane
Title: Once In A While
Country: US
Released: 1996
Style: Hard Bop
Rating: 4.6/5
FLAC size: 1443 mb | MP3 size: 1566 mb | WMA size: 1959 mb
Genre: Jazz

Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album is a studio album recorded by saxophonist John Coltrane for Impulse! Records that was first released in 2018. The recordings were made in 1963 during Coltrane's Classic Quartet period and lost for decades. Both Directions at Once was recorded in Van Gelder Studio in New Jersey on March 6, 1963, by saxophonist John Coltrane and his Quartet: double bassist Jimmy Garrison, drummer Elvin Jones, and pianist McCoy Tyner.

John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman appeared in record stores in July 1963, but apart from "Vilia," which popped up on an Impulse! sampler in 1965, the March 6 session sat on the shelf for decades, eventually getting ditched when the label decided to clear out its vaults in the 1970s. Coltrane's reference tape survived, eventually unearthed by his family and assembled for release as Both Directions at Once by Impulse! in 2018

A previously unheard John Coltrane Album, ‘Both Directions At Once’, reveals a valuable lost chapter in the saxophonist’s development. Published on. June 8, 2018. The first session, held on Wednesday, 6 March, yielded the seven pieces that make up Both Directions At Once, while, during a session held the following day, Coltrane returned to the studio to record with singer Johnny Hartman. That latter session was released as the Impulse! album John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman, but the previous day’s recording was, for unknown reasons, shelved. Photo: Jim Marshall Photography LLC. Though unheard for 55 years, Both Directions At Once proves to be a valuable lost chapter in Coltrane’s history, illuminating our understanding of the quartet’s development.

An album of previously unheard original compositions by the legendary jazz saxophonist has been discovered 55 years after its recording. Sonny Rollins, a peer of Coltrane’s and also regarded as one of the greatest jazz saxophonists of all time, described the discovery as like finding a new room in the Great Pyramid. Among the seven tracks are two completely unheard original compositions, called Untitled Original 11383 and Untitled Original 11386, both of which are played on soprano saxophone

The newly discovered, unreleased album from 1963 featuring the classic quartet finds the jazz giant thrillingly caught between shoring up and surging forth. From April 1962 to September 1965, while under contract to the record label Impulse!, John Coltrane led a more or less consistent working group with the same four musicians. After his death in 1967, this group-Coltrane on tenor and soprano saxophone, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, Elvin Jones on drums-became known as Coltrane’s classic quartet. The group was powerful, elegant, and scarily deep. It was also a well-proportioned framing device. It made an artist with great ambitions easier to understand.

John Coltrane's son Ravi Coltrane - who helped prepare his father's lost album for release - said that people would "get a sense of John with one foot in the past and one foot headed towards his future. But he also added that his father was always in "a state of transition. Coltrane's "new" album will be released as a single disc, with one version of each of the seven songs from that day in March.

Recorded between the '62 album "Coltrane" and the '64 album "Crescent" (both with the same band), this album fills in a hole in Coltrane's studio recordings. Plus the band was coming off a two week gig at Birdland where they were blowing minds setting a new horizon in the jazz genre, so they were really together as a group. Coltrane's bluesy minor key workouts are in evidence on this album using both tenor and soprano saxes. It would be hard to overstate the treasure this album is for a dyed in the wool Coltrane fan. The sound is rich beyond words, which is ironic in that these were not fully mastered recordings. Everything is clear and present.


A1 Tanganyika Strut
A2 B.J.
B1 Anedac
B2 Once In A While


  • Tenor Saxophone – John Coltrane


A1: Recorded June 24, 1958
A2 to B2: Recorded May 13, 1958

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MG-12136 Wilbur Harden Tanganyika Strut ‎(LP, Album) Savoy Records MG-12136 US 1958
SOPL-71-SY Wilbur Harden, John Coltrane Wilbur Harden, John Coltrane - Tanganyika Strut ‎(LP, Album, Promo) CBS/Sony SOPL-71-SY Japan Unknown
BYG 529140, 529.140 John Coltrane Tanganyika Strut ‎(LP, Album, RE) BYG Records, BYG Records BYG 529140, 529.140 France 1971
30 JA 5163, JA 5163 John Coltrane Tanganyika Strut ‎(LP, Album, RE) Musidisc, Musidisc 30 JA 5163, JA 5163 France 1975
JJT 43162 John Coltrane John Coltrane ‎(CD, Album, RE) Just Jazz JJT 43162 Canada 2004