In conjunction with the home video and soundtrack releases for John Scheinfeld’s acclaimed feature documentary, Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary on Nov. 17 via UMe, the GRAMMY Museum and Bulova will launch a new long-term exhibit titled Chasing Trane: John Coltrane’s Musical Journey Transcended. The Museum will celebrate the opening of the exhibit with a special screening of the documentary followed by an intimate conversation with director John Scheinfeld, moderated by Executive Director Scott Goldman. Attendees will have the opportunity to view the exhibit from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary features never-before-seen Coltrane family home movies, footage of Coltrane and his band in the studio (discovered in a California garage during production of the film), along with hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and rare television appearances from around the world. The smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting film reveals the critical events, passions, experience, and challenges that shaped Coltrane’s life and his revolutionary sounds. It is a story of demons and darkness, of persistence and redemption. Above all, it is the incredible spiritual journey of a man who found himself and, in the process, created an extraordinary, iconic body of work that transcends all barriers of geography, race, religion and age. Although Coltrane did not participate in any television interviews and he recorded only a handful of radio interviews during his lifetime, he is an active and vibrant presence throughout the film, in his remarkable performance clips and in thoughts he expressed during print interviews. In Chasing Trane, the words of John Coltrane are spoken by Denzel Washington.
Reel To Reel: 'Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary'
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The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to host a special screening of Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World, followed by an intimate conversation with Executive Producers Stevie Salas, Christina Fon, and Director Catherine Bainbridge, and special guest artists, who also appear in the film, Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), Elliot Easton (The Cars), and Wayne Kramer (MC5). The evening will be hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman.
Many artists and musical forms played a role in the creation of rock, but arguably no single piece of music was more influential than the 1958 instrumental “Rumble” by American Indian rock guitarist and singer/songwriter Link Wray. When recalling Wray’s shivering guitar classic, “Rumble,” Martin Scorsese marvels, “It is the sound of that guitar . . . that aggression.” "Rumble" was the first song to use distortion and feedback. It introduced the rock power chord -– and was one of the very few instrumental singles to be banned from the radio for fear it would incite violence. Sundance Film Festival winner Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World explores how the Native American influence is an integral part of music history, despite attempts to ban, censor, and erase Indian culture in the United States. As the film reveals, the early pioneers of the blues had Native as well as African-American roots, and one of the first and most influential jazz singers’ voices was trained on Native American songs. Father of the Delta Blues Charley Patton, influential jazz singer Mildred Bailey, metaphysical guitar wizard Jimi Hendrix, and folk heroine Buffy Sainte-Marie are among the many music greats who have Native American heritage and have made their distinctive mark on music history. The stories of these iconic Native musicians are told by some of America’s greatest music legends who knew them, played music with them, and were inspired by them: everyone from Buddy Guy, Quincy Jones, and Tony Bennett to Iggy Pop, Steven Tyler, and Stevie Van Zandt. Rumble shows how Indigenous music was part of the very fabric of American popular music from the beginning, but that the Native American contribution was left out of the story – until now.
Watch Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Elton John, and more artists discuss the most memorable performances in GRAMMY history on "GRAMMYs Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special," airing Friday, Nov. 24 from 9–11 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on her rising career and new album, Trip, followed by a live performance. The evening will be hosted by Lyndsey Parker, Managing Editor for Yahoo Music.
Aiko was already more than a decade deep in the music game when she arrived at Def Jam in 2011; having been featured on singles, albums and mixtapes by A-listers Kendrick Lamar, Wale, Big Sean, Logic, J. Cole, Drake, and many more. Aiko made history when Sail Out, her 2013 phenomenal No. 1 debut EP, became the biggest-selling EP in Def Jam history. The EP’s success was propelled by her sizzling BET Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated No. 1 platinum crossover hit "The Worst" (over 108 million combined YouTube views to date). The momentum kept up when she joined Drake on his 39-city North American Would You Like A Tour? She appeared with him on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” which led to her own solo dates on TBS’ “Conan,” CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and NBC Universal’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Aiko’s brilliant 2014 solo album, Souled Out, entered the Soundscan R&B chart at No. 1, featuring the song "The Pressure," described by Billboard as “an otherworldly neck-snapper” (over 11 million combined YouTube views to date). The release of Souled Out was celebrated on NBC’s “The Today Show.” In 2016, Aiko collaborated with fellow multi-platinum Def Jam superstar Big Sean on their debut duo project, TWENTY88. On Sept. 22 Aiko wowed her legion of fans with the surprise release of TRIP, her 22-song masterwork of love, loss and discovery. In support of the album, on Nov. 14 Aiko will embark on a 16-date North American tour.