Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album is a 2018 John Coltrane studio album released by Impulse! Records. The recordings were made in the mid-1960s during Coltrane's Classic Quartet period and were lost for decades.
On March 6, 1963, Coltrane and his Classic Quartet—including double bassist Jimmy Garrison, drummer Elvin Jones, and pianist McCoy Tyner—entered Van Gelder Studio in New Jersey and recorded a session that was lost for decades after its master tape was destroyed by Impulse Records to cut down on storage space. The seven tracks making up this album were recorded from a spare copy Coltrane gave to his wife. The standard issue of the album includes one recording of each track and expanded deluxe editions include multiple takes, including several of the title track from Impressions.
After the family of Coltrane's wife Juanita Naima discovered the recording, they gave it to Impulse!; Coltrane's son Ravi and studio executive Ken Druker assembled the final album with liner notes from Sonny Rollins.
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