“They get too close to the horn with the mikes and don’t give the sound time to travel as they should. Consequently, they don’t get enough of the real timbre and they miss the whole body of the sound. They get the inside of it but not the outside as well.”
John Coltrane

Coltrane - The Story of a Sound

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What was once, to me, nothing more then a lyric from a stupid song from a stupid song-contest has turned out to be a masterful history lesson in this movie. About half way through the movie I suddenly realized the identify of the main character who’s life and motivation is portrayed (and whom I never knew much previously). Ironically I came across his name recently when inquiring about another movie – but more on that soon. In the meanwhile enjoy a brilliant movie with a powerful historical perspective:

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