Exhibit Spotlighting John Coltrane Headed To GRAMMY Museum
Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and GRAMMY-winning jazz saxophonist/composer John Coltrane recorded some of his most forward-thinking and influential music from 1965-1967, a period during which he became particularly enthralled with the experimental freedom of avant-garde jazz.
Director John Scheinfeld's critically acclaimed film Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary paid special focus to this period of the famed sax player's life. Now, with the film and accompanying soundtrack set for release on Nov. 17, the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live will launch a brand-new long-term exhibit also focusing on this period in Coltrane's life.
Launching Nov. 17 and running through September 2018, Chasing Trane: John Coltrane's Musical Journey Transcended will showcase rare performance footage and audio recordings from Coltrane's Japanese tour in 1966, handwritten manuscripts, instruments, and more.
To commemorate the opening night of the exhibit, the Museum will host a special screening of Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary in the Clive Davis Theater, followed by a conversation with Scheinfeld.
"John Coltrane is a towering figure in the history of music. We are thrilled to honor his creative legacy in conjunction with John Scheinfeld's superb documentary," said GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman.
Tickets to the opening night screening can be purchased by GRAMMY Museum members and American Express cardholders beginning Oct. 19 at 10:30 a.m. PT, and tickets go on sale to the general public on Oct. 26 at noon PT.