This Saturday sees the screening of Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary at Rio Cinema and the ASJC team can’t wait. Presented by Commune, the event includes a live performance of Coltrane’s work by The Binker Golding Trio, assembled by Mobo, Jazz FM and Parliamentary Jazz winner Binker Golding alongside Sam Jones (drums) and Jay Darwish (bass).
The documentary was written and directed by Emmy, Grammy and Writers Guild Award Nominee John Scheinfeld , narrated by Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and features the likes of Common, Kamasi Washington and Wayne Shorter:
“Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary is a thought-provoking, uplifting, powerful and passionate film about an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world.
This rich, textured and compelling portrait of a remarkable artist reveals the critical events, passions, experiences and challenges that shaped the life of John Coltrane and his revolutionary sounds. It is a story of demons and darkness, of persistence and redemption. But, above all else, it is the incredible journey of a spiritual warrior who found himself, found God, and in the process, created an extraordinary body of work that transcends all barriers of race, religion, age and geography. It is a film for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform.
The beauty, poignancy, energy, pain, joy and inspiration heard in nearly 50 Coltrane recordings from throughout his career brings alive the artist and the times in which he lived. Even those familiar with his music will be able to hear and appreciate the music of John Coltrane in a new and exciting way.”