John Coltrane’s The Lost Album: Both Directions at Once hits Top 20 Albums

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Last week's release of John Coltrane's The Lost Album: Both Directions at Once triggered a rush of Trane fever, with fans of the iconic saxophonist buying the album in such numbers that it charted at No.15 on the Official UK Album Chart.

Comprised of studio material that was thought missing until Coltrane's son Ravi discovered the tapes, the album's success represents Coltrane's highest ever chart position. LA saxophonist Kamasi Washington's latest album, Heaven And Earth, also charted in the Top 20 recently, debuting at No.13 (and topping the UK Record Store Chart and hitting No.2 in the UK Indie Album Chart) – offering more evidence of jazz's increased popularity.

Mike Flynn

See the July issue of Jazzwise for an in-depth look behind Coltrane's The Lost Album: Both Directions at Once