John Coltrane-At Temple University

John Coltrane
At Temple University 1966

I have had a bit of this gig on tape for years, but it’s to have the whole thing together finally. This is one of Coltrane’s final gigs in Philadelphia. This is at his height of unhinged free jazz with a gnarly version of Naima and equally raging versions of Crescent and Leo. Jimmy Garrison and Rashied Ali (Replaced by his brother Mohammad) aren’t on this, but the band sounds great nevertheless. This isn’t an absolutely essential Coltrane performance, and better ones are available through reissues or traders, but it is worth checking out.