Sunday, June 18, 2017

Chasing Trane

Documentary about the life and music of John Coltrane. 

•Major props to director John Schienfeld for creating this wonderful documentary that not only showed you Coltrane's impact on music but who he was as a person. You can tell he did his research. I felt like it was a very loving tribute. 
•Doesn't shy away from the not so great moments in Coltrane's life, including his heavy drug use at one point. 
•Insightful interviews with his family and friends as well as the many people he's influenced over the years. 
•While it does follow a lot of the things you see in a standard documentary there's several moments where they do some cool things visually to tell his story. Very creative. 
•Narration by Denzel Washington. How cool is that?
•If you're a Coltrane fan or just a music fan in general, you're going to love this. If you're like me and are lucky enough to have a theater near you playing it, go see it. So worth the money. 

•Nothing major, just a few moments in the middle and towards the end where I felt like it dragged a bit. 

My Rating: 8.5/10

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