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The World According To John Coltrane

Masters of American Music

Masters of American Music is an award-winning television series of ten shows that celebrate a pantheon of the greatest innovators in Jazz. Both the video and audio content now has been restored and remastered in accordance with state-of-the-art specifications, employing award-winning tools exclusively for this production.

Produced by Toby Byron, it was the first TV series devoted to Jazz. Individual programmes trace the lives and works of master musicians who defined the course of America's classical music. From its birth in New Orleans, to swing, the big bands, bebop, free Jazz and beyond: all of it is explored with sensitivity and in unique depth.

The only authorized documentary about John Coltrane

The World According To John Coltrane, the only authorized documentary, shows that he was that, and more – much more. "John Coltrane was the pivotal musician of the mid-twentieth century," says writer/director, Robert Palmer. He was the first musical master with a global perspective. Coltrane was there, blazing the trail first.

The World According To John Coltrane captures a musical meeting between Art Ensemble of Chicago saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and dervish musicians in Morocco's Eastern Sahara desert filmed in 1990.

With Wayne Shorter, Alice Coltrane, Rashied Ali, Tommy Flanagan, La Monte Young and special guest artist Roscoe Mitchell performing with members of the Aissaoua brotherhood. Narrated by David Smyrl. Filmed in Ouarzazate, Morocco and New York City.

John Coltrane saxophone

Movie directors : Robert Pamer, Toby Byron
Collection : Masters of American Music
Playlist : Musics from the Americas
Music genre : Jazz

Duration : 58 min
Production date : 1990
Production : © East Stinson Inc. / Toby Byron / Multiprises
Available version(s) : EN

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