Secret John Coltrane album was ‘hidden in plain sight’ as soundtrack for 1964 French-Canadian film

Coltrane recorded the music without ever notifying his record company. This is the first time the tracks will be heard in their entirety beyond the film

What a story!

An unearthed album by the legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane has been hidden in plain sight for more than 50 years in the archives of the National Film Board of Canada.

Blue World, a collection of tracks that Coltrane recorded for the 1964 film Le chat dans le sac, is being released by Impulse Records on Sept. 27.

It feels kind of weird to say that I’ve “preordered” a John Coltrane album on Amazon, but, that’s what I’ve done. Can’t wait!

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