Daily Archives: August 30, 2016

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary


Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary is a film directed by John Scheinfeld about the life and music of John Coltrane. Scheinfeld follows Coltrane’s story from his early life in North Carolina to his days with Miles Davis’s First Great Quintet to his ascension as a solo innovator. Denzel Washington narrates the story in Coltrane’s words and they are appearances from Common, Cornel West, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Kamasi Washington, John Densmore, Reggie Workman and Carlos Santana.Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary¬† makes its debut next week at the Toronto Film Festival.


FKA Twigs At The Pitchfork Music Festival

FKA Twigs was a headliner at the Pitchfork Music Festival this year and she performed an hourlong set of new and old songs. She gave her show with plenty of smoke, upright hands and the color black as her backdrop.


Willow & Jaden Smith For Interview Magazine


Pharrell Williams interviews siblings Willow and Jaden Smith and they¬†also had a photo shoot. The sister and brother talked to Williams about their evolving fashion aesthetic, their mission to spread positive energy and how much the way their parents raised them. Jaden just appeared in Netflix’s The Get Down, the new series about hip-hop’s beginnings in the Bronx. Willow’s debut album Ardipithecus came out on Roc Nation last year.Read the whole story at the Interview site.



Ugly Heroes-Unforgiven

Producer Apollo Brown, Red Pill and Verbal Kent have a video for “Unforgiven” from their Everything In Between album. Their three different narratives converge in the visuals directed by Orange Kap and have the same meaning of not forgiving people for past transgressions.


James Baldwin Film I Am Not Your Negro To Debut At Toronto Film Festival


Director Raoul Peck will debut his James Baldwin film, I Am Not Your Negro at the Toronto Film Festival next month. The film is based on a book idea Baldwin had centered around the deaths of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Medgar Evers all of whom were murdered. The author only completed 30 pages of notes that were sent to his literary agent. Unfortunately, Baldwin passed in 1987 before the book could be finished. Peck’s film is rooted in Baldwin’s notes and explores his life and thoughts about race in America. I Am Not Your Negro will be narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and appear at the New York Film Festival in October.