Ravi Coltrane performs with his quartet, including Luis Perdomo (left) and Drew Gress (on bass) on the Harbor Stage during the Newport Jazz Festival. i

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Ravi Coltrane performs with his quartet, including Luis Perdomo (left) and Drew Gress (on bass) on the Harbor Stage during the Newport Jazz Festival.

Ravi Coltrane performs with his quartet, including Luis Perdomo (left) and Drew Gress (on bass) on the Harbor Stage during the Newport Jazz Festival.

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Public Radio Jazz Live

Ravi Coltrane Quartet: Newport Jazz 2011WBGO-FM

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His bloodline alone makes him something of a prince of jazz. But his legendary father died when he was a toddler, and Ravi Coltrane blazed his own trail on the tenor saxophone; indeed, his ideas about composition and flow and tone sound most at home with his own generation of improvisers. His quartet has developed a new set of repertoire for a new album in the works. We get a good midterm progress report from the Harbor Stage at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival.

Personnel
  • Ravi Coltrane, tenor saxophone
  • Luis Perdomo, piano
  • Drew Gress, bass
  • E.J. Strickland, drums
Set List
  • Prelude
  • October Tune
  • Nothing Like You
  • For Turiya (Charlie Haden)
  • Satellite
Credits

Photo: Erik Jacobs for NPR; Video: XI Media Productions; Audio: WBGO's David Tallacksen

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