Never-before-heard 1964 recording by John Coltrane and his classic quartet
Made between sesssions for Crescent and A Love Supreme!
150-gram LP mastered from the original analog tape by Kevin Reeves at Universal Music Mastering
Lacquers cut by Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios
Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings, makers of the world's finest-sounding LPs!
In June 1964, John Coltrane and his Classic Quartet went into Van Gelder Studios and, in an unprecedented move for the saxophone giant/composer, recorded new versions of some of his most famous works.
Recorded on 1/4" analog mono tape, the session was mixed by Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studios on June 24, 1964. Groulx took the master to Canada to use in his film, although he only included 10 minutes of the 37-minute recording. Blue World reveals Coltrane's personal progress, as well as the interactive consistency and sonic details the Classic Quartet had firmly established as their collective signature by 1964. This signature was so assured and dramatic, so buoyant and different from the sound Coltrane had delivered before. And it is significant that this recording session — whatever the ultimate driving force was — happened in between two of Coltrane's most expansive, spiritually transcendent records that would set the tone for the rest of his musical career. Blue World follows on the heels of the global success of 2018's Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album, a studio album recorded in 1963 that revealed new compositions from Coltrane and the Classic Quartet at their peak.