Impulse! Records provided the following statement to The Root:

Blue World reveals Coltrane’s personal progress, as well as the interactive consistency and sonic details the Classic Quartet had firmly established as their collective signature by 1964. This signature was so assured and dramatic, so buoyant and different from the sound Coltrane had delivered before. And it is significant that this recording session–whatever the ultimate driving force was–happened in between two of Coltrane’s most expansive, spiritually transcendent records that would set the tone for the rest of his musical career.


Last year, Impulse! released Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album, which was recorded in 1963 during his Classic Quartet’s peak, to universal acclaim. So expect that same standard of excellence with this forthcoming, unearthed gem.

Blue World is scheduled to be released on Sept. 27.