The Coltrane legacy [DVD] / produced and directed by Burrill Crohn ; a production of Jazz Images, Inc
DVD | Jazz Images, Inc. | c2002.
Available at Midlothian DVD (DVD COL)
1 videodisc (61 min.) : sd., b&w with col. sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
John Coltrane Quartet: John Coltrane, soprano and alto sax ; Eric Dolphy, alto sax, flute ; McCoy Tyner, piano ; Reggie Workman, Jimmy Garrison, bass ; Elvin Jones, drums ; Miles Davis Quintet: Miles Davis, trumpet ; Wynton Kelly, piano ; Paul Chambers, bass ; Jimmy Cobb, drums.
Co-producers, David Chertok, Jeffrey L. Graubart ; editor, Daniel Jatovsky.
Originally recorded in 1959, 1961, and 1963.
John Coltrane, master of the saxophone, is profiled in this documentary highlighted by rare footage taken from various international television appearances. Interviews with Reggie Workman, Elvin Jones, and Jimmy Cobb unravel the mystery that surrounds one of the greatest musicians of our time.
Musical selections: So what (1:54) / John Coltrane and the Miles Davis Quintet (1959) -- Every time we say goodbye (4:57) ; Impressions (7:07) ; My favorite things (10:17) / John Coltrane Quartet (Germany, 1961): Coltrane, Dolphy, Tyner, Workman, Jones -- Afro blue (6:20) ; Impressions (12:51) ; Alabama (4:47) / John Coltrane Quartet (San Francisco, 1963): Coltrane, Tyner, Garrison, Jones.
Interviews with Reggie Workman, Elvin Jones, and Jimmy Cobb: Cotrane "changed the direction of the saxophone forever" (0:46) -- Formation of the Coltrane Quartet (1:36) -- Rapport among the musicians (1:18) -- Twelve-hour recording session of "My favorite things" (0:54) -- Coltrane's stylistic innovations (1:06) -- Coltrane's marathon solos (2:10) -- Coltrane's musical "leap into the future" (1:59) -- Coltrane was "a spiritual man" (0:54).
Coltrane, John, 1926-1967.
Chambers, Paul, 1935-1969.
Jazz Images, Inc.
Video Artists International.
John Coltrane Quartet.
Miles Davis Quintet.
Title on label: John Coltrane, the Coltrane legacy
VAI DVD 4220 VAI