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“I want to be a force for real good. In other words. I know that there are bad forces, forces that bring suffering to others and misery to the world, but I want to be the opposite force. I want to be the force which is truly for good.” -John Coltrane
A new documentary about jazz saxophone legend John Coltrane is coming out next month. Watch the trailer for Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Story below.
The film combines, archival footage, photographs and performances. It’s narrated by Denzel Washington, and featured commentary from ...
Matana Roberts stole the show at the Poisson Rouge last night. And she played solo, without the electronic rig she often employs. Purposefully, with a disarming, often shattering directness, she built songs without words, drawing on two centuries of gospel, blues and a little swing jazz. The first number was a matter-of-factly strolling gospel tune, more or less. After that, she developed a conversation for two or maybe even three voices, calm and resolute versus more agitated: Eric Dolphy and Coltrane together came to mind.
Although she has daunting extended technique and can squall with the best of them, the ...
Sonic Liberation 8, one of the bands taking part in Coltrane at 90 | photo courtesy of the artist
Next Friday, September 23, would have marked the 90th birthday of iconic saxophonist John Coltrane. Though he passed away nearly half a century ago at only 40 years old, Trane’s legacy continues to cast an enormous shadow over the jazz landscape, influencing generations of musicians not only through his playing but also in his restless experimentation, never-ceasing evolution and spiritual quest.
Coltrane only lived in Philadelphia for about a decade, spending most of the 1950s in the Strawberry Mansion rowhome that ...
Next month, music fans around the world will be celebrating what would have been jazz legend John Coltrane’s 90th birthday on September 23rd. While Coltrane wasn’t born here, he moved to Philadelphia in 1943 after he graduated from high school, and lived in West Philly until he moved to New York in 1958. Philadelphia Jazz Project, along with WRTI, will be celebrating Coltrane’s music and significance over a nine day period from September 17th-26th with a series of free events including film screenings, media presentations, concerts, exhibitions and other special events.
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John Coltrane’s estate has authorized a documentary that will be released to theaters late next year. It will be written and directed by filmmaker John Scheinfeld, who has produced documentaries on John Lennon and on Harry Nilsson. The film will … Continued
On Friday, November 11, 1966, when John Coltrane took the stage of Temple University’s Mitten Hall, he was at a stage in his evolution when music seemed to erupt forth from his body, and it was all he could do … Continued
In 1966, less than a year before his death, jazz legend John Coltrane performed a concert at Temple University and its footage has seen many bootleg formats but, according to Pitchfork, will be released officially as Offering: Live At Temple University this fall. Set to arrive on what would’ve been Coltrane’s 88th birthday, September 13th, the disc will include the full 90 minute show including songs such as “Naima”, “My Favorite Things”, “Crescent”, “Leo”, and “Offering” and liner notes written by biographer Ashley Kahn.