Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary Reviews

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April 21, 2017
John Coltrane, who died at age 40 in 1967, gets the comprehensive documentary treatment in John Scheinfeld's terrific Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary.
April 20, 2017
"Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary" ought to appeal to longtime fans as well as neophytes.
April 14, 2017
There are powerfully intimate moments of the film that make it a completely worthwhile experience.
April 14, 2017
Scheinfeld's approach is to give the viewer the forest, point out a few trees and get out, confident that those trees will inspire the viewer to spend more time in the forest.
April 13, 2017
Informative and, at times, touching.
April 13, 2017
"Chasing Trane" is a seductive piece of middle-of-the-road documentary filmmaking; it gives you the basics, but beautifully.
April 11, 2017
It misses the mark as a major theatrical jazz documentary like I Called Him Morgan. But within its own specific genre, this film is illuminating.
April 5, 2017
Scheinfeld's film does the hardest thing for a bio-doc to do: it gets what's great about the artist, and moves you in the same ways their art does.
April 5, 2017
Director John Scheinfeld's doc is a comprehensive, engrossing and, it's tempting to say, worshipful account of the life of the music titan.
April 5, 2017
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary unfolds the life of the galactic saxophonist whose soulful approach to music incessantly spread light, peace, and love into the world.
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