Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, followed by a talk with Emmy- and Grammy-nominated director John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon, Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?)) and museum executive director Scott Goldman. The film features President Bill Clinton, Santana, John Densmore, Wynton Marsalis, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Cornel West and Denzel Washington — reading Coltrane’s writings — as well as band members, his children and stepchildren, who discuss Coltrane’s life and musical influence, from his childhood in Jim Crow South and drug addiction to working with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk and his own recordings, namely 1965’s landmark, A Love Supreme.
The Grammy Museum’s latest exhibit, “Chasing Trane: John Coltrane’s Musical Journey Transcended,” includes performance footage, audio recordings, instruments and handwritten manuscripts that explore the work of the legendary jazz saxophonist and composer. In conjunction with the opening of the display, the museum screens