John Coltrane – Offering Live at Temple University – Documentary

 

Recorded November 11, 1966
Mitten Hall, Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Available as Deluxe 2-CD digi-pack or Deluxe 2-LP Limited Edition
pressing of 2,000: http://www.resonancerecords.org/relea…

“A ninety-minute session of sustained intensity: experimental, frenzied at times, and deeply spiritual… Coltrane was pointing the way forward for generations of players to come, pushing the music to exhilarating, spiritual heights that caught most by surprise. In 1966, that wasn’t what jazz performances were about—not yet.”
– Ashley Kahn, jazz journalist & historian

Featured Artists:
John Coltrane – soprano & tenor saxophones, flute & vocals
Pharoah Sanders – tenor saxophone & piccolo
Alice Coltrane – piano
Sonny Johnson – bass
Rashied Ali – drums

Additional musicians include:
Steve Knoblauch, Arnold Joyner – alto saxophone
Umar Ali, Algie DeWitt, Robert Kenyatta – percussion

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“Magnetic” Terence Blanchard Live in the KPLU Studios

“Magnetic” is the title track of Terence Blanchard’s album that bears the same name. This March 2014 studio session features Blanchard on trumpet with pianist Fabian Almazan, tenor saxophonist Brice Winston, and Joshua Crumbly on bass. I can’t identify the drummer.

 

To listen to the full KPLU interview and performance click here.

John Coltrane – The World According to John Coltrane

 

“Produced with the cooperation of his widow Alice Coltrane, the documentary focuses on the later period of Coltrane’s work where he explored themes of Eastern spirituality. This is a retrospective documentary on the life and music of saxophonist John Coltrane, featuring reminiscences and interviews with his contemporaries and fellow musicians.”

Musicians interviewed include:

Roscoe Mitchell (saxophonist)
Rashied Ali (drummer)
Tommy Flanagan (pianist)
Jimmy Heath (saxophonist)
Wayne Shorter (saxophonist)
La Monte Young (composer)
Alice Coltrane (wife, pianist, harpist)

Tracks:

1 – A Love Supreme
2 – Alabama
3 – Blue Monk
4 – Dahomey Dance
5 – Dear Lord
6 – Eight Miles High
7 – Giant Steps
8 – Gospel Song 1
9 – Gospel Song 2
10 – Hot House
11 – Impressions
12 – Impressions 2
13 – India
14 – Koko
15 – Moroccan Folk Song
16 – My Favorite Things
17 – My Favorite Things 2
18 – Naima
19 – Number One
20 – Raga Bhimpalisi
21 – Roscoe In Morocco
22 – Round Midnight
23 – So What
24 – Things To Come