Like with La La Land a few months back, here we have a jazz-themed documentary that I haven’t seen yet but have read an awful lot about.
Unlike La La Land, I actually intend to see Chasing Trane and actually have tickets to see an upcoming showing at a Toronto theatre.
The reviews seem fantastic, with more or less unanimous opinion that the film does justice to Coltrane both as a person and as a musician.
Some of what I’ve been reading…
- Q&A with “Chasing Trane” Filmmaker John Scheinfeld / Down Beat
- ‘Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary’ serves the jazz legend well by Noel Murray / LA Times
- Filmmaker John Scheinfeld Explores the Life of John Coltrane by Angela Dawson / Front Row Features
- ‘Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary’ by Owen Gleiberman / Variety
- Jazz Legend: John Scheinfeld’s ‘Chasing Trane’ examines the life of saxophonist John Coltrane by Daniel Eagan
- What Haunted John Coltrane by Jason Parham
- See Doors’ John Densmore Recall ‘Spiritual but Cathartic’ John Coltrane Gig by Hank Shteamer
- An interview with John Scheinfeld, writer and director of Chasing Trane, the new John Coltrane Documentary / The Jazz Collector
- DOC NYC Closes with Death, Heaven, and John Coltrane by Michael J. Agovino / Village Voice
- Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary by Todd McCarthy / Film Journal
- Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary by Dwight Brown / HuffPost
- ‘Chasing Trane’ brings an overlooked John Coltrane back to life by Adam Howard
- Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary / Unseen Films
- John Coltrane Comes Back To Life In New ‘Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary’ by Shenequa Golding / Vibe
- ‘Chasing Trane’ Illuminates the Spirit of John Coltrane by John Kruth / Observer
- INTERVIEW: Documentarian John Scheinfeld chases the real John Coltrane by John Soltes / Hollywood Soapbox
- Movie Review: Chasing Trane – The John Coltrane Documentary by Kristen Lopez / The Young Folks
- John Coltrane Documentary Chasing Trane Is a Flub Supreme by Alan Scherstuhl / LA Weekly