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40th Anniversary of Coltrane's Death Commemorated by Debut of New Film

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It was forty years ago today that John Coltrane died, yet his influence remains profound. A new film by Bret Primack, “Like Sonny" -- part six of the ongoing Sonny Rollins Podcast series -- celebrates the life and music of this remarkable creator by detailing the story of Trane's unique friendship with Rollins. The film's title is from a song Coltrane wrote about Rollins, taking the melody from a phrase he heard Sonny play.



The thirteen-minute documentary features interviews with Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Heath, and Paul Jeffrey; an excerpt from a 1960 radio interview with John Coltrane; and video performances by 'Trane and Sonny.



Bret Primack produces performance and documentary videos that are all over the web: on artist/label websites, his video Blog Bird Lives, and YouTube. He also syndicates his videos to blogs and other music sites. As of July 1, 2007, Bret has posted one hundred and forty videos with over one million combined views.

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