Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Biografilm Music


by John Scheinfeld

(Stati Uniti / 2016 / 99’)

Denzel Washington gives voice to the words of John Coltrane, taken from extracts of many interviews about his career, in this film by John Scheinfeld (U.S. Against John Lennon). Jazz revolutionary, artist of great sensibility and spirituality, Coltrane's life is an American adventure, from his humble beginnings to serious drug problems, to the heights of A Love Supreme ‘sent from above’ during meditation yoga, a compendium of all his research. Unpublished and rare material is brought to light to offer a 360-degree portrait of Trane's complex personality, along with personal accounts by family members and musicians of the likes of Kamasi Washington, Wayne Shorter, Carlos Santana, Sonny Rollins.