Chasing Trane- The John Coltrane Documentary featuring some art of Rudy Gutierrez

[ Posted: Nov 15, 2016 ]

The screening on Thursday Nov. 17th of "Chasing Trane The John Coltrane Documentary" which features some of Rudy Gutierrez's art, animated! Some of which are from Spirit Seeker: John Coltrane's Musical Journey, the book that he illustrated, by Gary Golio.

From Variety:

"But just as Coltrane’s music transcends genre, the film " visually rich with hundreds of never-before-seen photos, home movies, animated paintings by artist Rudy Gutierrez, and other treasures " goes beyond familiar chronological music-doc patterns."

The info is below:


SVA Theatre- NYC
Showtimes- Thurs. Nov 17, 2016, 7:00 PM SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).

NYC PREMIERE Saxophonist, composer and tireless innovator John Coltrane expanded the frontiers of the jazz idiom, introducing elements from musical traditions the world over. From his magnum opus A Love Supreme to his magical cover of “My Favorite Things,” Coltrane always pushed his music to search deeper and farther. That he accomplished everything he did before his death at age 40 is at once heartbreaking and inspiring.

In Chasing Trane, veteran documentarian John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon) explores the life and work of this singular artist. The film makes inspired use of archive materials, animated murals, readings of Coltrane’s own words by Denzel Washington and a wealth of new interviews. The list of participants is catnip for music lovers: jazz elder statesmen Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins and Reggie Workman; rock legends Carlos Santana and John Densmore; and younger artists such as Common and Kamasi Washington. Scheinfeld also speaks with critic Ben Ratliff, philosopher Cornel West and Coltrane fan Bill Clinton. Their testimonies are eloquent, but there are moments when they fall speechless, reminding us that such powerful music touches something that is beyond words.…/chasing-trane-the-john-coltrane-do…/"

Chasing Trane- The John Coltrane Documentary featuring some art of Rudy Gutierrez

Related Links

- Rudy Gutierrez's Altpick Portfolio