CHASING TRANE: JOHN COLTRANE'S MUSICAL JOURNEY TRANSCENDED
In conjunction with the home video and soundtrack release for John Scheinfeld's acclaimed feature documentary, Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, on Nov. 17 via UMe, the GRAMMY Museum® and Bulova are launching a new long-term exhibit titled Chasing Trane: John Coltrane's Musical Journey Transcended. On display through Sept. 2018 in the Museum's Mike Curb Gallery on the fourth floor, the exhibit will celebrate the music of GRAMMY®-winning saxophone great John Coltrane through rare performance footage and audio recordings from Coltrane's Japanese tour in 1966, handwritten manuscripts, instruments, and more.
John Coltrane is a towering figure in the history of music. We are thrilled to honor his creative legacy in conjunction with John Scheinfeld's superb documentary. - GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman
We are excited to share the story of John Coltrane's remarkable career, specifically the years 1965 to 1967. As Coltrane's career progressed during these final years, his music took on an increasingly revolutionary dimension. This exhibit will highlight that special time in his life. - GRAMMY Museum Curator Nwaka Onwusa
Bulova is proud to work alongside the GRAMMY Museum to promote thought-provoking educational and public performances. John Coltrane's life and career was an inspiration and the exhibit is sure to highlight this. - Robert Christiano, EVP Marketing at Bulova
About John Coltrane
As explored in the new GRAMMY Museum exhibit and in Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, by 1960, Coltrane had formed his own quartet, which included pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and bassist Jimmy Garrison, eventually adding players such as Eric Dolphy and Pharoah Sanders. The John Coltrane Quartet created some of the most innovative and expressive music in history, including the hit albums My Favorite Things, Africa Brass, Impressions, Giant Steps, and his monumental work, A Love Supreme, which attests to the power, glory, love, and greatness of God. Coltrane felt we must all make a conscious effort to effect positive change in the world, and that his music was an instrument to create positive thought patterns in the minds of people.
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