DISC 2, TRACK 2
From John Coltrane’s Offering: Live at Temple University
Liner notes: Sandwiched between sprawling, 20-minute-plus band epics, this hypnotic four-minute solo meditation finds the saxophonist at his gentle best.
Behind the music: Recorded Nov. 11, 1966, less than a year before his death, the oft-bootlegged concert is legendary for Coltrane’s unexpected chanting and chest-beating, all in the name of spiritual pursuit.
Check it out if you like: Saxophone colossi such as Sonny Rollins, Albert Ayler and Wayne Shorter.