CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY

Chasing Trane, the new documentary about saxophonist John Coltrane, opens with a digital trip through the cosmos. Coltrane’s music arranges the galaxies and a constellation forms to assemble his image while disembodied voices rhapsodies about the great jazz musician. Time after time again, the name “John Coltrane” is said; in case there is any confusion what-so-ever about the subject of the doc. It’s a theme that continues throughout the movie, one that even the subtitle seems to reference, Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary. Directed by John Scheinfeld — his previous Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin’ … Continue reading CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY

THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS

There is a story I heard — possibly apocryphal, but too good to dismiss — that when The Beatles played The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964, something happened that never happened before or since in the history of New York City: not a single crime was reported. For the 10 minutes that the Fab Four played “All My Loving,” “Till There Was You,” and “She Loves You,” even the criminals of Manhattan stopped and took notice. Approximately 23 million households, 34% of the American population, tuned into The Ed Sullivan Show that night because something magical was happening, … Continue reading THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS