Ask Me Anything with Ken Druker, Executive Producer on John Coltrane’s “The Lost Album: Both Directions At Once”
Both Directions At Once features original, never-before heard compositions, recorded by Coltrane's Classic Quartet in 1963 at Van Gelder Studios. On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his Classic Quartet— McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones –recorded an entire studio album at the legendary Van Gelder Studios. The album features unheard originals, and was released to the public 55 years later on 6/29/18. I’ve had the honor to work with John Coltrane’s son, Ravi Coltrane over the years and worked closely to bring this lost album to life along his side.
I’ve professionally involved in jazz for more than 30 years as a producer, record label executive, educator and radio host. I’m currently the VP, Jazz Development at the Verve Label Group and previously worked at Motéma Music and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Listen to the album: https://Verve.lnk.to/BothDirectionsAtOnce
Listen to Untitled Original 11383: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7X2X7LDFok
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