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14 hours ago, Late said:

OK — so there are no more studio recordings to be issued (unless they're discovered somewhere).

 

Not necessarily.  They pretty much cleaned the Impusle! vaults a long time ago, but the new studio material released in the last few decades comes almost entirely from the Coltrane estate, i.e. tapes that Coltrane kept at home.   I know of no reason to think that there is not any more.   

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Yes, are we sure Ravi does not have the tapes?

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I hope Ravi's sitting on some unissued material. That'd be great.

In the meantime, a newly remastered "Complete Studio Recordings With Roy Haynes" set would be an excellent addition to the catalog.

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19 hours ago, Late said:

OK — so there are no more studio recordings to be issued (unless they're discovered somewhere).

Any unissued live recordings? Particularly of the last band?

Not late-period, but there are always the Frank Tiberi tapes.  Didn't those amount to 86 discs worth of transferred material or some such?  I've heard two different accounts as to why they haven't been released:  (1)  the Coltrane estate wanted too much money to sign off on such a project (2) sound quality isn't good enough.  If it's (2), hard to believe that with modern audio technology they couldn't cull a nice box-set worth of material from those performances.  

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According to Ratliff's Coltrane book Verve (in other words Universal?) digitized Tiberi's whole Coltrane tape collection, so at least they put in some effort. Too bad nothing could be released. 

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On ‎11‎/‎6‎/‎2017 at 2:27 PM, Late said:

OK — so there are no more studio recordings to be issued (unless they're discovered somewhere).

Any unissued live recordings? Particularly of the last band?

There are definitely notable unissued live recordings from the '60s you would not believe. Some I've heard, some I've just heard about but know they exist. Can't say more. Sorry to be cryptic. Patience.

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On 11/7/2017 at 7:41 AM, ghost of miles said:

Not late-period, but there are always the Frank Tiberi tapes.  Didn't those amount to 86 discs worth of transferred material or some such?  I've heard two different accounts as to why they haven't been released:  (1)  the Coltrane estate wanted too much money to sign off on such a project (2) sound quality isn't good enough.  If it's (2), hard to believe that with modern audio technology they couldn't cull a nice box-set worth of material from those performances.  

The story I heard was that it was Tiberi himself who wanted "too much" (i.e. - more than the estate was willing to pay him so that they could get it over to impulse!). He recorded that stuff himself, it had deep meaning to him beyond the monetary, and he felt that if he was going to get money, it should be a LOT of money.

Now, that's just the story I heard.

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Whenever I see the name Frank Tiberi, I think of Woody Herman's album Giant Steps and its first track, "La Fiesta." My high school jazz band played that arrangement, and it included the transcribed Tiberi solo from the recording. I had to memorize and play that solo. Wasn't easy.

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Mosaic has posted, in their Daily Jazz Gazette on their homepage, 47 minutes of Coltrane and Dolphy in Helsinki on 11/22/61.  Interesting that this concert is not listed in David Wild's discography page (http://www.wildmusic-jazz.com/jcdisc61.htm#611123).  While I am not an expert in unreleased Coltrane, this would seem to be notable.

 

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The Coltrane-Dolphy Helsinki concert is CD4 of the 7CD John Coltrane 1961 European Tôur set from Fremaux. Excellent set!

 

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52 minutes ago, brownie said:

The Coltrane-Dolphy Helsinki concert is CD4 of the 7CD John Coltrane 1961 European Tôur set from Fremaux. Excellent set!

 

Does that set also contain the Copenhagen concert where they play Delilah? I came across it on Youtube when I clicked on the link for the Helsinki concert.  

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Copenhagen's 'Delilah' is on track 2 disc 3

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I haven't done a thorough check, but I'd guess none of this is new - probably either already released and/or shared on the site which must not be named

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BTW there is another Chant du Monde box of the 1962 tour (10 CDs):

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Amazon has a 4cd set entitled "So Many Things: The European Tour 1961."  The 4 discs contain almost everything on the first 5 cds of the 7 disc set. It's only $22. 

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All of this material was out and around on various bootlegs before these box sets appeared.  

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On 1/31/2018 at 9:55 AM, mjzee said:

Mosaic has posted, in their Daily Jazz Gazette on their homepage, 47 minutes of Coltrane and Dolphy in Helsinki on 11/22/61.  Interesting that this concert is not listed in David Wild's discography page (http://www.wildmusic-jazz.com/jcdisc61.htm#611123).  While I am not an expert in unreleased Coltrane, this would seem to be notable.

 

Just to follow up on my earlier post, either Wild is a little behind in updating his discography, or the 11/22/61 date is inaccurate.

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@mjzee this is an radio broadcast circulating online on various sites.  l wouldn't be surprised if the mosaic clip actually comes directly or indirectly from Voldemort.

The date is correct.

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2 hours ago, Guy Berger said:

@mjzee this is an radio broadcast circulating online on various sites.  l wouldn't be surprised if the mosaic clip actually comes directly or indirectly from Voldemort.

The date is correct.

Then David Wild needs to update his discography to include more recent finds.

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On 2/3/2018 at 6:18 PM, medjuck said:

Amazon has a 4cd set entitled "So Many Things: The European Tour 1961."  The 4 discs contain almost everything on the first 5 cds of the 7 disc set. It's only $22. 

Listening to this  I was reminded of George Crater's comment "If I hear John Coltrane play My Favorite Things one more time I'm going to strangle Mary Martin." 

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