John Coltrane

Check out this week's edition of "UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry." My special guests included award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson Jr., who stopped by to chat about his new PBS documentary, "Tell Them We Are Rising." The project puts a spotlight on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and their relevance to American society and culture. The film will debut during Black History Month on February 19, 2018. 

Trane: The Atlantic Collection (VIDEO)

Aug 6, 2017

2017 has been a good year for John Coltrane fans.  First,  the John Scheinfeld film Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary revealed his life and music to new audiences (which WCLK screened May 2017 at Midtown Arts Cinemas as a member engagement activity).  Now, Rhino Records is re-releasing a number of Coltrane's Atlantic Records-era releases.

A complete box set preceded this compilation.   The set is a compelling collection that showcases some of Coltrane's most accessible music, recorded between 1959 and 1961, as he moved from legendary sideman to bandleader. You can hear cuts from Trane: The Atlantic Years at various times on Jazz 91.9 WCLK in  particular during Serenade To The City from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Thanks to our members and listeners who donated to Jazz 91.9 WCLK for a fabulous evening of Jazz at the Movies on Friday May 12, 7:00 p.m. at Landmark Midtown Theatre.  Response was overwhelming and this event has been sold out! Stay tuned to WCLK for more opportunities to celebrate Jazz music in Atlanta.

Chasing Trade:  The John Coltrane Documentary accounts the life and work of legendary Jazz musician, John Coltrane.  The film includes commentary from:   Denzel Washington, Carlos Santana, Common, Cornell West, Bill Clinton and others.

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.

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