Trane with Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Rashied Ali, Sonny Johnson & Percussion
In High-Fidelity Audio Taken From Recently Discovered Tapes
To Be Released September 23, 2014,
Coltrane’s 88th Birthday
via Impulse!/Resonance Records
Resonance Records and UME are proud to present Offering: Live At Temple University, documenting a legendary concert by John Coltrane at Temple University in his adopted hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 11, 1966, six weeks after his fortieth birthday and nine months before his untimely death.
Offering, available in both 2-CD and 2-LP vinyl sets on September 23, 2014, is the first officially sanctioned release of an undiscovered complete Coltrane performance since 2005, when Impulse! Records put out the 1965 radio broadcasts comprising One Down, One Up: Live At the Half Note and Blue Note Records issued Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall, from 1957. It captures Coltrane in exemplary form, navigating the language he had developed during the last phase of his musical path with passion and pellucid logic.
Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, son of John and Alice Coltrane, was instrumental in the assembling of this historical release, celebrating a performance thought to be evidence of his father’s frustration with the limitations of his instrument. To Ravi, the recording is instead proof of his enduring mastery. “For me, the Temple recording is an affirmation that no, he didn’t exhaust the saxophone. The saxophone was just a tool—one over which he had a master’s command. His voice was an extension of the saxophone, as the saxophone was an extension of his voice. When you hear that transition on ‘Leo,’ it’s totally seamless in energy, vibe and intention.”