Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary 2017

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

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Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary can't hope to truly capture its subject's freewheeling creative spirit, but it's still an engaging overview for fans as well as the uninitiated.

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The life and work of legendary jazz musician John Coltrane, including commentary from Denzel Washington, Carlos Santana, Common, Cornell West, Bill Clinton and others.

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  • The lack of technical talk or analysis of his music seems not only a discredit to the legendary man and his craft, but a disappointment to longtime fans and neophytes, eager to learn more about him.

    March 13, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Like Coltrane's music, the sheer brilliance of his musicianship cuts through the clutter.

    May 19, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • This documentary about John Coltrane provides a fine overview of his career for the uninitiated and plenty of lesser-known information for fans.

    May 4, 2017 | Full Review…
  • He was, and is, loved, supremely, by millions. "Chasing Trane" shares the love.

    May 4, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • So much of what they have to say sounds banal or extraneous compared to the music heard on the soundtrack.

    May 4, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • In the end, it's the music, and not the testimonials, that makes the movie.

    April 27, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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