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Unearthed John Coltrane Album Features Jimmy Garrison
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Unearthed John Coltrane Album Features Jimmy Garrison

Once again, a new album of jazz icon John Coltrane’s music has been unearthed and released to the public. “Blue World” features Trane’s classic quartet with McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, and Jimmy Garrison.

Unearthed John Coltrane Album Features Jimmy Garrison
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Unearthed John Coltrane Album Features Jimmy Garrison

In one of the most exciting discoveries in jazz, a new John Coltrane album has been unearthed and released as Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album. The recording comes from reference tapes kept by the saxophonist’s first wife that were cut in March of 1963. It features seven songs including two never-before-heard originals. Coltrane’s band on Both Directions is...

Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” Released in Comprehensive Set
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Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” Released in Comprehensive Set

All the recordings made in two days worth of sessions for saxophonist/composer John Coltrane’s jazz classic A Love Supreme album have been released as A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters. The set features extensive takes from the sessions – including all six takes of the suite’s opener, “Acknowledgement” – as well as all overdubs and studio chatter. The album, recorded...

Elvin Jones Trio, Featuring Jimmy Garrison: Sweet Little Maia (1968)
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Elvin Jones Trio, Featuring Jimmy Garrison: Sweet Little Maia (1968)

I don’t watch much TV, but I would if it was more like this 1968 clip from the Danish show Jazz Omkring Midnat. The Elvin Jones Trio, consisting of drummer Elvin Jones, bassist Jimmy Garrison and saxophonist Joe Farrel plays the tune “Sweet Little Maia.” The trio gets to really stretch out since there isn’t a chordal instrument, and Garrison...

Jimmy Garrison with John Coltrane: Impressions
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Jimmy Garrison with John Coltrane: Impressions

Here is a classic example of modal jazz with the John Coltrane Quartet, featuring Jimmy Garrison on bass, McCoy Tyner on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums. Garrison takes an extended and intimate solo in the middle to add character to the song. Garrison had a long-standing relationship with Coltrane and played with him from 1961-1967.