Chasing Trane is the definitive documentary about jazz legend John Coltrane, an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world.
“A comprehensive and engrossing account of the music titan.” – Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
Narrated by Oscar-winner Denzel Washington, and written/directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon, Who Is Harry Nilsson…?) the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and the support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalog. Scheinfeld brings his strong story-telling skills to the creation of a rich and compelling narrative that takes the audience to unexpected places. Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane brings John Coltrane to life as a fully dimensional being, inviting the audience to engage with Coltrane the man, as well as Coltrane the artist. This passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform. Also featuring Wynton Marsallis, Sonny Rollins, Bill Clinton, McCoy Tyner and other jazz luminaries. (Dir. by John Scheinfeld, 2016, USA, 99 mins., Not Rated)