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The John Coltrane documentary

Chasing Trane

An account of the life of the brilliant jazz musician John Coltrane (1926-67), a gifted saxophonist, an extraordinarily talented thinker whose original, avant-garde work has impacted and influenced people all over the world. A story about music's ability to entertain, inspire and transform.


Chasing Trane Cast

Name Character
Denzel Washington He was 62, now 67 years old as John Coltrane (voice)
Common He was 45, now 50 years old as Himself
Bill Clinton He was 70, now 75 years old as Himself
Cornel West He was 63, now 68 years old as Himself
Sonny Rollins He was 86, now 91 years old as Himself
Wayne Shorter He was 83, now 88 years old as Himself
Wynton Marsalis He was 55, now 60 years old as Himself
Miles Davis He was 90, 65 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
John Coltrane He was 90, 40 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Carlos Santana He was 69, now 74 years old as Himself
John Densmore He was 72, now 77 years old as Himself
Martin Luther King, Jr. He was 88, 39 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Chasing Trane Crew

Name Department
John Scheinfeld as Director. Directing
John Scheinfeld as Writer. Writing
Dave Harding as Producer. He was 70 (now 75) years old Production
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Chasing Trane (5 years)

The John Coltrane documentary

  • Release day: Friday, April 14, 2017
  • Runtime: 99 minutes