Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ravi Coltrane: Spirit Fiction


On this past Tuesday, saxophonist and composer Ravi Coltrane, the son of Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and pianist Alice Coltrane, released his Blue Note Records debut titled Spirit Fiction. Being produced in its entirety by label mate Joe Lovano, who also doubles as a guest saxophonist on two tracks, several of the tracks feature his long-term quartet Luis Perdomo on piano, bassist Drew Gress and drummer E.J. Strickland.

Currently, Ravi is on tour in the U.S. and Europe. Below is a list of cities he will be visiting along the way. Treat yourself and a date to a show and the album. Here's one of the videos from his recent show at the Birdland in New York City.

May 29-June 2 — Birdland — New York, NY
June 22-23 — Bohemian Caverns — Washington, DC
June 29 — Fort of Wolfisheim — Wolfiseim, France
June 30 — Festival Jazz de La Defense — Paris, France *
July 2 — Jazz a Vienne — Vienne, France *
July 4 — Centro Cultural de Belem — Lisbon, Portugal *
July 6 — North Sea Jazz Festival — Rotterdam, Holland *
July 7 — Comblain Jazz Festival — Comblain-la-Tour, Belguim *
July 21 — Black Sea Jazz Festival — Batumi/Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
July 25-26 — New Mexico Jazz Festival — Albuquerque, NM
July 27-28 — Dazzle — Denver, CO
July 31-August 1 — Jazz Alley — Seattle, WA
August 2-5 — Catalina Jazz Club — Los Angeles, CA
August 6-7 — Yoshi's — Oakland CA
August 11 — Richmond Jazz Festival — Richmond, VA
September 27-30 — Jazz Showcase — Chicago, IL
October 2-7 — Village Vanguard — New York, NY

*With McCoy Tyner

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