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Ravi Coltrane

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  • Born: Huntington, NY
  • Years Active: 1990s, 2000s
  • Website: http://www.ravicoltrane.com
  • Recent Activity: 03.05.13 Many Thanks to everyone who came out to see us at the Jazz Standard last week. Feeling quite humbled and honored. So Many Thanks
  • Ravi Coltrane

  • Ravi Coltrane

  • Ravi Coltrane

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is the son of John and Alice Coltrane. John Coltrane passed away when Ravi was two. While he had a musical upbringing by his mother and began playing fairly early, he did not commence a jazz vocation until he was in his early twenties. Coltrane was able to hone his chops playing with Elvin Jones' group before meeting Steve Coleman and Graham Haynes. Coltrane became a member of the M-Base consortium of artists and signed to RCA in 1997 (which lists Coleman on its roster as well). Coleman produced and guested on Ravi's first recording, Moving Pictures (1998), as did trumpeter Ralph Alessi. The critical comparisons were inevitable, but Coltrane seemed to see this coming before he ever recorded a note. Coltrane's tone on tenor (he plays some soprano, too) is more reminiscent of Joe Henderson's -- though his father's sound is slightly evident -- and in covering "Inner Urge" on his debut, he made it impossible to deny. Coltrane recorded a second album in 2000, From the Round Box, that was received even more warmly than his debut and featured contributions from Alessi again and pianist Geri Allen. He covered Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, and Wayne Shorter while adding a pair of his own tunes. His father's influence is a bit more evident here, but, nonetheless, Coltrane proved he was working his sound out for himself. By the time he released 2002's Mad 6, Coltrane had firmly established himself as an ego-free and forward-thinking jazz musician with a strong musical identity influenced by, but set apart from, his father's legacy. This impression was only reinforced on such releases as 2005's In Flux and 2009's Blending Times. In 2012, Coltrane delivered the Joe Lovano-produced Spirit Fiction.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
12.09.16 The Egg Albany, NY US
04.07.17 Blue Note Napa Napa, CA US
04.07.17 Blue Note Napa Napa, CA US
04.08.17 Blue Note Napa Napa, CA US
04.08.17 Blue Note Napa Napa, CA US
04.09.17 Blue Note Napa Napa, CA US
04.09.17 Blue Note Napa Napa, CA US

Activity

  • 03.05.13 Many Thanks to everyone who came out to see us at the Jazz Standard last week. Feeling quite humbled and honored. So Many Thanks
  • 10.23.12 I'll be speaking with Ashley Kahn tonight @ 8pm Apple Store in Soho. If you are in NYC, please come by.
  • 06.22.12 Playing in Washington DC tonight and tomorrow @ Bohemian Caverns with a killer group of musicians - hope to see you there.
  • 06.19.12 Spirit Fiction released today. Very proud to be on Blue Note. Hope you will check out the recording.
  • 06.21.11 Appearing at the Birdland in NYC this week. One of the greatest jazz venues anywhere. Come and check us out if you are in town.
  • 01.03.11 All my best in 2011. Here is a recent clip of the band from our last tour. Hope you enjoy it. http://t.co/p3GCkqj via @youtube
  • 01.01.11 All my best to you for a Happy New Year.
  • 12.14.10 The audiences were fantastic - Many Thanks to everyone who came to see us.
  • 12.14.10 Shout outs to The Outpost, Yoshi's, The Dakota, and the Jazz Showcase for treating us so well.
  • 12.14.10 Back in NYC after a great tour with the band. Luis, EJ, and Drew played their behinds off every night.
  • 12.10.10 Ravi Coltrane turns up the heat at the Jazz Showcase - chicagotribune.com http://t.co/JyjLrKy
  • 12.09.10 In Chicago - and its cold. But no worries, the gigs indoors. Jazz Showcase tonight thru Sunday.