TJBS presents the recently discovered lost album by the late John Coltrane, “Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album” presented by saxophonist Don Aliquo. Sunday, November 11, 2018 in The Lounge at City Winery Nashville. Doors open at 5 pm and the show begins at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from City Winery’s website.
In March 1963 John 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 that make up the album survived as a copy Coltrane to his first wife Juanita Naima. Van Gelder made a separate copy of Coltrane's sessions for the saxophonist to listen at home. After the Guernsey's auction house announced plans to sell Coltrane related artefacts in 2005, the record company intervened to prevent the sale of the tapes and acquired them. Coltrane's son Ravi and studio executive Ken Druker assembled the final album with liner notes written by Sonny Rollins.
Saxophonist Don Aliquo has been described as a player “with an articulate flow of always surprising ideas, sophisticated with a dexterous technique and an incredibly smooth tenor sound that seduces rather than shouts." Although his early influences are saxophonists John Coltrane, Stanley Turrentine and Dexter Gordon, his recent playing also displays the influences of Lester Young, Stan Getz and Joe Henderson as well.