John Coltrane recordings lost in New York Public Library will finally be heard

The 1961 recordings of live sessions with Eric Dolphy, McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman and Elvin Jones have never been released

Never-before-heard live recordings of John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy have been discovered in the New York Public Library and will be released for the first time next month, more than 60 years after they were made.

The audio, which dates back to Coltrane’s 1961 residency at New York’s Village Gate, was recorded as part of a test of the club’s new sound system.

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