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The Ravi Coltrane Quartet at BIRDLAND!

May 29, 2012

Ravi Coltrane is the son of the legendary tenor saxophonist John Coltrane and jazz pianist Alice Coltrane. He is also cousin to experimental music producer Steven Ellison aka Flying Lotus. He was raised in Los Angeles, California, and was named after sitar player Ravi Shankar.

Ravi was two years old in 1967 when his father John Coltrane died. In 1986, he studied music, focusing on the saxophone at the California Institute of the Arts. Ravi has worked extensively with M-Base guru Steve Coleman, a significant influence on Ravi’s own musical conception. Coltrane has played with Geri Allen, Kenny Barron, McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Stanley Clarke, Branford Marsalis and others.

Come out and see Mr. Coltrane do his thing and then some with Marcus Gilmore on Drums, Aaron Goldberg and Geri Allen on Piano, and Dezron Douglas on Bass this week at Birdland. The new disc “Spirit Fiction” — his excellent Blue Note debut, is due out June 19. See you in a minute!

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