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April 6, 2013 1:28 AM   Subscribe

The World According to John Coltrane is a one-hour documentary, featuring lots of music footage and interviews with prominent jazz musicians such as Wayne Shorter, Tommy Flanagan and many others. It's an excellent primer on the enormously influential saxophonist's life and music.
posted by flapjax at midnite (12 comments total) 81 users marked this as a favorite
Extra added five-star bonus feature, kids! Here's the 1988 documentary on the one and only Thelonius Monk: Straight No Chaser. Now, does flapjax love you or what?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:37 AM on April 6, 2013 [9 favorites]

Goddamnit, flapjax. You're a mensch.
posted by lazaruslong at 1:49 AM on April 6, 2013 [3 favorites]

In case anyone else was wondering, Well You Needn't starts at about 8:40 in the Monk doc.
posted by lazaruslong at 2:02 AM on April 6, 2013

Meanwhile... The Miles Davis Story
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:26 AM on April 6, 2013 [6 favorites]

Dammit, flapjax. I had work to do this weekend.

(Awesome finds!)
posted by professor plum with a rope at 2:38 AM on April 6, 2013

I still have a VHS copy of this Coltrane doc. The blistering footage of "My Favorite Things" ranks among my all-time favorite Trane moments. Great stuff.
posted by mykescipark at 4:31 AM on April 6, 2013

OK, my Tuesday is all booked out. Thank you so much.

Got busy busies before then.
posted by Wolof at 5:28 AM on April 6, 2013

Thanks, flapjax, much appreciated!
posted by quidividi at 6:41 AM on April 6, 2013

Thanks, flapjax. For all of these.

Five years ago I had to have some surgery I dreaded and, indeed, there were complications. It's fine now but to even make myself be willing to go, I played lots of Coltrane, especially in the late night hours it was "Dear Lord" over and over. Whenever I hear it now, I can instantly be still and center myself. If I lived in SF I would surely visit the Church of St. John Coltrane.
posted by Anitanola at 5:28 PM on April 6, 2013 [2 favorites]

Shit yeah! Plenty-o-jazz. Thanks Flapjax!
Nothing but the good stuff.
...If you havent seen Straight No Chaser,
make your day, Monk was such a quirky guy.
posted by quazichimp at 8:06 PM on April 6, 2013

flapjax, you're st. pauling it up with all this spreading of the trinity
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 7:24 PM on April 10, 2013

Nice find!!
posted by fraxture at 8:24 AM on April 11, 2013

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