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?

1 comment:

SAXOMAN said...

WOW! Previously unissued Coltrane is always good news but to have to buy this box set just shows the greed of the record companies. Now if they would just release this as a Coltrane stand-alone cd they will get my money.