Denzel Washington Narrates Upcoming Documentary on Jazz Icon John Coltrane


So far, this year has already been a great year for documentaries. 2016 has given us several documentaries on powerful black notables including James Baldwin and Maya Angelou. Now, we are given a deeper look into the life of revolutionary saxophonist, John Coltrane. Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentarydirected by John Scheinfeld, comprises assorted archival footage with quotes straight from Coltrane, narrated by none other than Denzel Washington.

The forthcoming film recounts the story of the iconic jazz composer through interviews with fellow jazz legend Sonny Rollins, social activist and author Cornell West, guitar sovereign Carlos Santana, saxophonist Kamasi Washington and more.

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary premieres today, September 8th, at the Toronto International Film Festival. Press play to view a clip from the film below.