Masters of American Music: The World According to John Coltrane
  • Masters of American Music: The World According to John Coltrane
  • Masters of American Music: The World According to John Coltrane

Masters of American Music: The World According to John Coltrane

Director: Toby Byron, Robert Palmer

Cast: John Coltrane

     
 

Saxophonist, composer, and bandleader 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. The World According to John Coltrane is one of the few documentaries to feature the background of this famous player. Directed by Robert Palmer, the…  See more details below

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Saxophonist, composer, and bandleader 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. The World According to John Coltrane is one of the few documentaries to feature the background of this famous player. Directed by Robert Palmer, the hour-long release delves into Coltrane's beginnings starting with his childhood in North Carolina. It also showcases some live performances including the songs "My Favorite Things," "So What," and "Naima." Narration is provided by close friends and peers like Roscoe Mitchell and La Monte Young. Having recorded with masters Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and Ornette Coleman, Coltrane held his own and even surpassed the popularity of many of his contemporaries. ~ Sarah Ing

Product Details

Release Date:
03/30/2010
UPC:
0880242571083
Original Release:
1993
Source:
Euroarts
Region Code:
0
Time:
0:59:00

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Disc #1 -- Masters of American Music: The World According to John Coltrane
1. Opening [1:34]
2. John Coltrane's World of Sound [7:43]
3. Giant Steps [5:22]
4. My Favorite Things [10:45]
5. Influences And Art Music [15:19]
6. Reverend King Alabama [10:20]
7. Avant-Garde And World Music [6:50]
8. Credits [1:11]

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