[JPL] New Coltrane tracks found

Tom Mallison tomthejazzman at embarqmail.com
Wed Feb 9 20:26:27 EST 2011


New John Coltrane Tracks Discovered
Posted 1/26/2011

Three previously unheard and unreleased John Coltrane tracks have been 
discovered and
will be made available in April on First Impulse: The Creed Taylor 
Collection (Impulse/Universal),
a four-CD set that celebrates the 50th anniversary of Impulse Records.

The three tracks were originally recorded in a demo session sometime in 
early 1961 for Africa/Brass,
Coltrane's Impulse debut. Trumpeter Cal Massey conducted the session. He 
was a longtime friend of
Coltrane's, and the tapes had been in the possession of his son Zane 
Massey. The three performances
include the standard "Laura" and two original compositions by Massey: 
"The Damned Don't Cry" (
later recorded at the Africa/Brass sessions) and "Nakatini Serenade," a 
slower version than the one
Coltrane recorded for Prestige in 1958.

Along with these three Coltrane tracks, First Impulse will include the 
first six albums that Taylor produced
or the label, as well as a disc of rarities.

For more info go to:



New John Coltrane Tracks Discovered
Three previously unheard and unreleased John Coltrane tracks have been 
discovered
and will be made available in April on /First Impulse: The Creed Taylor 
Collection/
(Impulse/Universal), a four-CD set that celebrates the 50th anniversary 
of Impulse Records


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