1. The Church of St John Coltrane (Jeff Swimmer, 1996) "We experienced the effectual transference of the Holy Ghost through sound" Archbishop Frenzo In 1965 Frenzo and Mary King were celebrating their wedding anniversary at a club in San Francisco when they first heard John Coltrane play. It clearly had a profound effect on them. See, whenever I feel the divine power of Trane's music, I’ll pretend I own nothing by anyone else, and spend days chain-listening Trane records.
1. Thelonious Monk: American Composer (Matthew Seig, 1991) "If you can sit and play a tune... in tempo. For an hour. I don't think they're too many cats who can do that" Barry Harris Although this was the first thorough portrait of Monk, an artist that’s been photographed, described, analysed and discussed as much as he has isn’t necessarily the ideal subject for this sort of conversational documentary. That it comes across so fresh has much to do with the superb performance