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The world according to John Coltrane

Author: Toby ByronRichard SaylorRobert PalmerEd WheelerJohn ColtraneAll authors
Publisher: [Gualala, Calif.] : Medici Arts ; [Berlin, Germany] : EuroArts Music International, [2010]
Series: Masters of American music series.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Limited ed., newly digitally remasteredView all editions and formats
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Interviews with jazz musicians commenting upon the impact which John Coltrane, an innovative jazz saxophonist, had upon American jazz music. Film traces Coltrane's musical growth from his roots in the black church and in rhythm & blues, through his forty years of life. Film culminates in a musical meeting between the saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and dervish musicians in Morocco.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Documentary films
Interviews
Nonfiction films
Named Person: John Coltrane; Rashied Ali; Tommy Flanagan; Jimmy Heath; Wayne Shorter; La Monte Young; Rashied Ali; John Coltrane; Tommy Flanagan; Jimmy Heath; Wayne Shorter; La Monte Young
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Toby Byron; Richard Saylor; Robert Palmer; Ed Wheeler; John Coltrane; A Coltrane-Turiyasangitananda; Roscoe Mitchell; East Stinson, Inc.; Toby Byron/Multiprises.; Taurus Film GmbH.; Video Arts, Japan.; EuroArts Music International GmbH.
OCLC Number: 607920595
Language Note: English with optional French and German subtitles.
Notes: Originally released by East Stinson Inc. in 1990.
Credits: Director of photography, Herb Forsberg ; editor, Susan Peehl ; narrator, Ed Wheeler ; live interviews conducted by Robert Palmer, Howard Mandel.
Performer(s): Special guest artist Roscoe Mitchell ; Rashied Ali, Alice Coltrane, Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Heath, Wayne Shorter, La Monte Young ; the voice of Alice Coltrane ; and members of the Aissaoua Brotherhood.
Description: 1 videodisc (59 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; region 0.
Contents: Opening --
John Coltrane's world of sound --
Giant steps --
My favourite things --
Influences and art music --
Reverend King Alabama --
Avant-garde and world music.
Series Title: Masters of American music series.
Responsibility: a co-production of Toby Byron/Multiprises in association with Taurus Film, Munich, and Video Arts, Japan ; produced by Toby Byron, Richard Saylor ; directed by Robert Palmer, Toby Byron ; written by Robert Palmer.

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Interviews with jazz musicians commenting upon the impact which John Coltrane, an innovative jazz saxophonist, had upon American jazz music. Film traces Coltrane's musical growth from his roots in the black church and in rhythm & blues, through his forty years of life. Film culminates in a musical meeting between the saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and dervish musicians in Morocco.

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