Posthumous new John Coltrane album Blue World has arrived: Stream

Originally recorded in 1964, it features eight previously unheard versions of some of his most famous works

john coltrane blue world album
John Coltrane, photo via Facebook

Today, Universal Music has unearthed a posthumous new album from jazz legend John Coltrane. Titled Blue World, it’s available to stream in full below via Apple Music or Spotify.

Blue World consists of eight previously unheard versions of some of Coltrane’s most classic pieces, including “Village Blues” and “Naima”. All were recorded on 1/4″ analog mono tape in Van Gelder Studios in 1964, just a few short years before his death. The jazz maestro was assisted by his Classic Quartet of Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones, and McCoy Tyner.

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The arrangements on Blue World were originally commissioned by Gilles Groulx, a Quebecois filmmaker who wanted to use the music in his romantic film Le chat dans le sac. Only 10 minutes of the entire recording were ultimately used in his movie, and Blue World marks the first time the other Coltrane selections are seeing the light of day after being mastered by Kevin Reeves.

Blue World Artwork:

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Blue World Tracklist:
01. Naima (Take 1)
02. Village Blue (Take 2)
03. Blue World
04. Village Blues (Take 1)
05. Village Blues (Take 3)
06. Like Sonny
07. Traneing In
08. Naima (Take 2)