Friday, December 31, 2010

John Coltrane - At Temple University 1966

Digitally remastered live archive release from the Jazz great containing one of Coltrane's last preserved live performances ever. Taped in Philadelphia with excellent sound quality, this set presents Coltrane playing probably the freest version of 'Naima', along with readings of two more of his compositions: 'Crescent' and a powerful version of 'Leo'. Coltrane died shortly after this performance at the age of 40 on July 17, 1967.

After this set, taped on November 11, 1966, ‘Trane would record a number of sessions for Impulse (which would mostly be issued posthumously), and would be recorded privately at the Village Theatre in New York on December 26 (this performance is mentioned in discographies as circulating among collectors, but it has never been released; the audio quality is unknown), and finally at New York’s Olatunji Center, on April 23, 1967. The latter would prove to be his final live performance, which ‘Trane gave despite feeling extreme pain.


01. Naima (John Coltrane) 16:47
02. Crescent (John Coltrane) 26:15
03. Leo (John Coltrane) 20:43

Download Part1
Download Part2

No comments: