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Reel to Reel: Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Featuring a conversation with Director John Scheinfeld

In conjunction with the home video and soundtrack releases for John Scheinfeld’s acclaimed feature documentary, Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary on Nov. 17 via UMe, the GRAMMY Museum and Bulova will launch a new long-term exhibit titled Chasing Trane: John Coltrane’s Musical Journey Transcended. The Museum will celebrate the opening of the exhibit with a special screening of the documentary followed by an intimate conversation with director John Scheinfeld, moderated by Executive Director Scott Goldman. Attendees will have the opportunity to view the exhibit from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary features never-before-seen Coltrane family home movies, footage of Coltrane and his band in the studio (discovered in a California garage during production of the film), along with hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and rare television appearances from around the world. The smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting film reveals the critical events, passions, experience, and challenges that shaped Coltrane’s life and his revolutionary sounds. It is a story of demons and darkness, of persistence and redemption. Above all, it is the incredible spiritual journey of a man who found himself and, in the process, created an extraordinary, iconic body of work that transcends all barriers of geography, race, religion and age. Although Coltrane did not participate in any television interviews and he recorded only a handful of radio interviews during his lifetime, he is an active and vibrant presence throughout the film, in his remarkable performance clips and in thoughts he expressed during print interviews. In Chasing Trane, the words of John Coltrane are spoken by Denzel Washington.

Chasing Trane: John Coltrane’s Musical Journey Transcended is presented by:

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