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Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017)

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017)

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CHASING TRANE is the definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform. Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson...?) the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and the support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalog. Scheinfeld brings his strong story-telling skills to the creation of a rich, textured and compelling narrative that takes the audience to unexpected places. Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, CHASING TRANE brings John Coltrane to life as a fully dimensional being, inviting the audience to engage with Coltrane the man, Coltrane the artist.

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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…

Washington is a wonderful voice, but his readings of Coltrane's words don't match seeing the artist in motion. The constant stream of still photos, with a recognizable actor's voice, has a distancing effect.

April 26, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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