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John Coltrane's 'Offering: Live at Temple University' wins a Grammy

Best liner notes, for a 1966 recording released in 2014.

The Grammy Awards are taking place in Los Angeles this evening, and will be broadcast at 8 on CBS from the Staples Center.

Most of the awards were given out this afternoon in a pre-show ceremony at the Nokia Theater, however. And there was one Philadelphia-connected early win, New York University music historian Ashley Kahn won in the Liner Notes category for the never before issued John Coltrane album, Offering: Live At Temple University, which was recorded at Mitten Hall on the North Philly campus in 1966.

After winning on Sunday, Kahn said via email: "I'm extremely honored to have been nominated among such a strong set of contenders -- really great researchers and writers who know how to tell a story that adds so much depth to the appreciation of some truly historic music. But to have been nominated -- and to win -- for liner notes on the music of John Coltrane leaves me overjoyed and humbled in equal measure. A truly great lady in a bright orange punjabi dress once told me that in writing about her late husband that all she asked was to be honest in what I tried to convey; I'd like to dedicate this award to her — Turiyasangitananda Alice Coltrane."

The album trailer is below.

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