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The world according to John Coltrane

Author: John ColtraneRobert PalmerToby ByronRichard SaylorEd WheelerAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : BMG Special Products, [2002] ©2002
Series: Masters of American music series.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Saxophonist, composer, and band leader John Coltrane has been almost as popular in death as he was during his lifetime. The prolific jazzman passed away at 40, but left a legacy of influential musical work. This documentary delves into Coltrane's beginnings starting with his childhood in North Carolina, displays some stellar live performances, including rare footage of Coltrane during his stint with the US Navy, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: John Coltrane; John Coltrane
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Coltrane; Robert Palmer; Toby Byron; Richard Saylor; Ed Wheeler; Howard Mandel; A Coltrane-Turiyasangitananda; Roscoe Mitchell; Rashied Ali; Tommy Flanagan; Jimmy Heath; Wayne Shorter; La Monte Young; Toby Byron/Multiprises.; Taurus Film GmbH.; Video Arts, Japan.; BMG Video.
OCLC Number: 51073466
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary in 1990.
Special features: Web info [requires Internet access].
Credits: Director of photography, Herb Forsberg ; edited by Susan Peehl.
Performer(s): Narrator, Ed Wheeler ; John Coltrane [archival footage] ; special guest artist Roscoe Mitchell ; with Rasheid [i.e. Rashied] Ali, Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Heath, Wayne Shorter, La Monte Young, the voice of Alice Coltrane ; and members of the Aissaoua Brotherhood ; live interviews conducted by Robert Palmer, Howard Mandel.
Description: 1 DVD (approximately 59 min.) : black and white with color sequences
Details: DVD; aspect ratio 1.33:1, full screen; Region 1, NTSC.
Contents: Introduction --
Family and church --
After the war --
"Giant Steps" --
"So What" --
"My Favorite Things" --
Influences and art music --
Spiritual development --
"Reverend King Alabama" --
Avant garde --
World music influences --
Going to Morocco --
Credits.
Series Title: Masters of American music series.
Responsibility: a co-production of Toby Byron/Multiprises in association with Taurus Film, Munich and VideoArts, Japan ; written by Robert Palmer ; directed by Robert Palmer, Toby Byron ; produced by Toby Byron, Richard Saylor.

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Saxophonist, composer, and band leader John Coltrane has been almost as popular in death as he was during his lifetime. The prolific jazzman passed away at 40, but left a legacy of influential musical work. This documentary delves into Coltrane's beginnings starting with his childhood in North Carolina, displays some stellar live performances, including rare footage of Coltrane during his stint with the US Navy, and features interviews with close friends and peers.

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