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Ravi Coltrane

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Concerts

Ravi Coltrane.

October 2, 2013 The saxophonist brings his new band into a venue still haunted by the ghosts of his parents.

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September 23, 2010 Hear the close harmonies and burning-down-the-house highlights of the all-star supergroup's show.

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Ravi Coltrane

November 19, 2008 The saxophonist, a scion of jazz royalty, has created his own forward-thinking, wholly modern style.

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Interviews & Profiles

Ravi Coltrane's favorite tune off his most recent album, Spirit Fiction, was written by longtime collaborator Ralph Alessi.

October 1, 2013 The saxophonist explains why his band returns to a certain palate-cleansing tune so often.

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is the son of jazz icons John and Alice Coltrane. His new album Spirit Fiction was released June 19.

July 19, 2012 Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane (son of John and Alice) recalls a childhood filled with symphonic music.

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April 21, 2005 He's the son of a jazz legend, but he has a sound all his own, as his latest CD demonstrates.

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Discover Songs

Ravi Coltrane

December 23, 2009 Jazz's future is bright: All but three musicians on Shaunna Morrison Machosky's Top 10 are under 40.

News

Last year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation put the Coltrane Home on a list of the 11 most endangered historic sites in the United States. Now, a group of fans and family has set out to restore it.

July 22, 2012 Ravi Coltrane says his childhood home in Dix Hills represents the power of his father's creativity.

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Reviews

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July 17, 2012 Critic Kevin Whitehead says the saxophonist speaks in his own voice on the album Spirit Fiction.

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More Stories

Ravi Coltrane's new album, Spirit Fiction, comes out June 19.

June 10, 2012 The saxophonist took a snapshot of his long-running quartet. Then he recorded an entire other band.

Folk Art is Joe Lovano's 21st recording for the Blue Note label. He gives a generous nod to Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango on the stand-out track, "Dibango."

March 23, 2009 Five of today's leading jazz tenor saxophonists each has his own take on the shape of jazz to come.

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  • Album: Mad 6
  • Artist: Ravi Coltrane
  • Label: Sony
 

In Flux

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  • Album: In Flux
  • Artist: Ravi Coltrane
  • Label: Savoy Jazz
  • Released: 2005
 

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  • Album: Mosaic: A Celebration
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  • Released: 2009