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Ravi Coltrane

Ravi Coltrane- tenor and soprano saxophonist, bandleader, and composer - has fronted a variety of jazz lineups, recorded critically-hailed albums as leader, produced recordings by other artists - including his mother, worked as sideman for jazz luminaries, overseen important jazz reissues, and founded an independent record label. Seventeen years since finding his life's path, it seems music was Ravi's destiny from the outset.

Born the second son of John and Alice Coltrane in 1965 in Long Island, New York and raised in the Los Angeles area, he was named after Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar. Starting in middle school, Ravi began playing clarinet, though he grew up hearing a variety of music. (”My mother was playing piano and organ in the house, everyday. She took us to her performances and to recording sessions. She played my father's LP's and recordings of classical music. Early on, I listened to a lot of R and B, Soul music, popular music of the day - James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, Motown music, Earth Wind and Fire. Later I got into Prince, The Beatles, I listened to more Symphonic music - Stravinsky, Dvorak. I was a big fan of film scores. Jazz music was something I always appreciated but I had to reach my late teens and go through profound family changes before the music became a dominate force in my life.”) In 1986, Ravi entered the California Institute of the Arts to pursue musical studies, focusing on the saxophone.

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December 01, 2014

50th Anniversary Of A Love Supreme - Curated By Ravi Coltrane At SFJAZZ...

May 13, 2014

Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, And Ravi Coltrane Release Fan-Funded...

July 09, 2013

Joe Lovano, Ravi Coltrane, Dave Liebman Fan-funded Artistshare Recording

January 19, 2012

Jazz This Week: Ravi Coltrane, Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo, a...

January 08, 2012

STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Catching up with Ravi Coltrane

January 04, 2012

Grammy-Nominated Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane Kicks Off 2012 at the...

August 30, 2011

GPS2: "Orange Afternoons" - Dave Douglas, Ravi Coltrane, Vijay Iyer,...

December 13, 2010

Giants and Legacies: Ravi Coltrane and McCoy Tyner at the Dakota

August 05, 2010

Blue Note Records Signs Ravi Coltrane

April 10, 2009

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane Interviewed at AAJ

April 10, 2009

McCoy Tyner Trio with Ravi Coltrane at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May...

January 12, 2009

Critics Jazz CD Reviews

November 19, 2008

Ravi Coltrane Live at the Village Vanguard: Listen at NPR Music

November 18, 2008

Ravi Coltrane Returns with "Blending Times"

May 20, 2008

Norah Jones & Ravi Coltrane Perform at 2008 Band Together Benefit

May 09, 2008

Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman and Ravi Coltrane to Reconvene Saxophone Summit

August 16, 2007

Lewis Porter September Gigs with Ravi Coltrane and More at Big Apple...

October 23, 2006

Les Paul (Mon) Mingus Legacy (Tues) Vince Giordano (Wed) Valentine...

October 03, 2006

Free Jazz Clinics at Long Island University' s Brooklyn Campus: Ravi...

September 26, 2006

Alice Coltrane Quartet featuring Ravi Coltrane, Charlie Haden and Jack...

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Discography

Spirit Fiction

Spirit Fiction

Blue Note Records
2012

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Blending Times

Blending Times

Savoy Jazz
2009

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In Flux

In Flux

Savoy Jazz
2005

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Mad 6

Mad 6

Eighty-Eights
2003

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Mad 6

Freeworld
2002

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