John Coltrane

The life and music of legendary Jazz Saxophonist John Coltrane is coming to U.S. theaters via a new documentary film titled, “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary.”  Written and directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker, John Scheinfield, “Chasing Trane” is an extraordinary project about one of the most iconic Jazz musicians of all time, John Coltrane and is told by those artists who knew him the best and admired him the most.

 

Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride airs Sundays at 7:00 p.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  During the September 11 edition, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra takes us to Latin America and Spain, through the work of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and John Coltrane.  Excerpts from Tijuana Moods, Latin American Suite and Ole Coltrane take us to a Tijuana gift shop; and, a Spanish bullfight.   We will also get a look inside the heads of these three Jazz greats and learn what makes them some of the best storytellers Jazz has ever known.

Azar Lawrence On Jazz Tones With Jay Edwards

Apr 23, 2016

Listen to Jazz Tones on Sunday, April 23 as I talk with Azar Lawrence about his incredible musical journey. Saxophonist Azar Lawrence's early exposure to music was by his mother Ima Jean Lawrence, an educator and classical pianist. As a high school student he began performing with the Horace Tapscott Pan African People's Arkestra. After high school he played with George Cables and Woody Shaw, and he had a regular gig at a Los Angeles club. Azar is a self proclaimed funkateer who  also performed with Ike and Tina Turner. He met Elvin Jones at the age of 20, which  radically changed his musical career. After few years playing with Elvin Jones he joined The McCoy Tyner Band. These priceless years with two-thirds of the classic John Coltrane Quartet made an indelible mark on Azar's life and music.

Many listeners and members have noticed WCLK's Mainstream HD 2 feed recently. You can hear it on 91.9-2 on HD Radio, and you can access it by clicking on the Listen Live button at the top of this page and choosing the Mainstream Jazz. This channel, curated by WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen, features such legacy artists as John Coltrane, Tony Williams, Herbie Hancock and others, playing songs that stretch out and give jazz aficionados pure joy.