Sunday, May 08, 2011

New Coltrane

Good news and bad news. The good news - there's some "new" Coltrane on the market. The bad news - you have to buy a box set in order to get it.

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations for Impulse, they're releasing a 4-CD set entitled Impulse! @50: First Impulse - The Creed Taylor Collection. John Coltrane's previously unreleased demo recording for his Africa/Brass big band album is included, plus some alternate takes from the session. Albums like Gil Evans' La Nevada, Ray Charles' Genius + Soul = Jazz, and Oliver Nelson's Stolen Moments are part of the set, but who doesn't have those already?