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One Final Offering From John Coltrane

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One Final Offering From John Coltrane

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One Final Offering From John Coltrane

One Final Offering From John Coltrane

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In November 1966, eight months before he died of cancer, John Coltrane played a concert at Temple University in Philadelphia. It was not a financial success —only 700 people showed up — and the band's high-energy music proved too much for some listeners. That concert recording is now officially out for the first time. It got Fresh Air jazz critic Kevin Whitehead thinking about what Coltrane was up to.