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Interview with Ravi Coltrane

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Sat, 07/28/2012

Yugen Rashad interviewed Ravi Coltrane. They talk about music, life and vibration.


PDX Jazz, the presenting organization of the Portland Jazz Festival in partnership with Jimmy Mak's, announces saxophonist Ravi Coltrane as part of the continuing PDX Jazz @ Jimmy Mak's series on Wednesday, August 8th @ 7:00 & 9:00. Coltrane will lead a quartet with pianist David Virelles, bassist Dezron Douglas, and drummer E.J. Strickland in support of his Blue Note debut, Spirit Fiction.

Coltrane released Spirit Fiction on June 19th. The 11-track album features two different band lineups, each with a unique expressive urgency. Several tracks feature Coltrane's long-term quartet with pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Drew Gress and drummer E.J. Strickland. Coltrane also enlisted a quintet including trumpeter Ralph Alessi, pianist Geri Allen, bassist James Genus and drummer Eric Harland - the personnel featured on his sophomore release From the Round Box.

Born on Long Island in 1965, Ravi Coltrane is the second son of John and Alice Coltrane. His father died when Coltrane was only two and Alice, a renowned composer and pianist, raised him on the West Coast and proved a strong role model in her own right. Ravi had the honor of producing and playing on Alice Coltrane's Translinear Light, released three years prior to her death in 2007.

A move back east to New York and pivotal stints with Elvin Jones, Wallace Roney and Steve Coleman led Coltrane to begin asserting himself as a leader in the mid 1990's, and he has since released five albums including Moving Pictures (1998), From The Round Box (2000), Mad 6 (2002), In Flux (2005), and Blending Times (2009). He has also continued appearing as a sideman with the likes of McCoy Tyner, Jack DeJohnette, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, and Flying Lotus, and as a co-leader of the Saxophone Summit with Joe Lovano and Dave Liebman.

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The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 09/22/2012

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lunatic taxi#1sixun
weather report#5mr. gone
chick corea#3the mad hatter
gotye#10making mirrors
pat metheny group#6letter form home
kenny garrett#5happy people
brother jack mcduff#1moon rappin
lonnie liston smith#7dreams of tomorrow
chair lift#10something
george benson#8give me the night
sade#8the ultimate collection
kenny garrett#6beyond the wall
al jarreauburst in with the dawnlook to the rainbow
carmen macraeburst in with the dawnI'm coming home again
PSP (phillips, saisse, and pino)#2LIVE
gotye#11making mirrors
pat metheny@2still life talking
steve coleman#3the mancy of sound
Norman connors#10Best Of
joe sample#1the song lives on
james mason#10dreams
blackkbyrds#9soft and easy
bob james#8restless
herbie hancock#3complete warner bros. recordings
norman connors#5remember who you are
quincy jones#4sounds
lee ritenourf#3rhythm sessions
joey defrancescothe music of michael jacksonmusic of michael jackson

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 09/08/2012

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marcus millerfebruaryreenaissance
kenny garrettaint nothing but the bluyeshappy people
robert glasperblack radioblack radio
robert glapserdown timedouble booked
lionel louekebayyinahHeritage
wallace roneyfmsif only for one night
christian scottvariousyesterday you said today
stephen scottda'atvision quest
avery sharpeisabella's awakeningsojourner truth
nicholas paytonbitchesbitches
christian scottdred scottajunde adjuah
jack mcduffbringing it homebringing it home
charles earlandmorgangreatest hits
defrancescothe slow bluesdefrancesco brothers
grant greenam I blueam i blue
randy crawford/joe sampleall night longFeelin Good
stanley turrentinhustlinhustlin
stanley turentineimpressionssugar
lonnie smithmove your handMove Your Hand

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 09/01/2012

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cassandra wilsonred guitaranother country
calvin keysperfection is instant deathdetours into unconscious rhythms
gary thomaszylogcode violations
chick coreapaint the worldpaint the world
lionel loueke'bayyinahheritage
dr. lonnie smithbacktrackthe healer
3:00 Horace silverthe african queenthe cape verdean blues
courtney pineincense songunderground
bobby mcferrinbeyond wordsbeyond words
gretchen parlatohow we lovethe lost and found
sylvain lerouxmihquatuor creole
christian scottajunde adjuahajunde adjuah
cassandra wilsonanother countryanother country
donald byrdwhere are we goingblack byrd
marvin gayewhere are we goinglet's get it on
donald byrdI love the girlfancy free
freddie hubbardfeelingswindjammer
belinda underwoodsecret life of plantsgreen space
" " "seeing red"' ""
" " "blue gardenia" "

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 08/25/2012

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wes montgomerylittle childtequilla
milton nascimentogiroucourage
grover washington, jraisha's themeparadise
najeesummer softplays songs from the key of life
gary thomasinvitationwhile the gate is open
sound assemblylive from new yorkacid jazz part 1
tremenda rumba!obbatala'maraca
lonnie liston smithdesert nightsexpansions
gary thomaspariah's pariahparih's pariah
lionel louekebayyinahheritage
terri lyne carringtontransformationmosaic
chritian scottliar, liarchritian atunde adjuah
milesprince of darknesssorcerer
joey defrancescolittle b's poemorganic vibe
branford marsalisyes and norandom abstract

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 08/11/2012

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geroge adamsstar spangled bannerAmerica
john coltraneafro bluelive at birdland
ron blakeinvocationsonic touch
bob doroughthe coffee songtoo much coffee man
avery sharpepleading for my peoplesojourner truth
eric dolphymambo riccicaribe'
rabih abou khalilfortune seekerbukra
greg osbyvixen's vancefurther ado
teddy edwardssafari walkmississippi lad
Al Jarreaumas que nadatenderness
bob baldwincafazinobrazil
leon warethe lighta kiss in the sand
terence blanchard#9
etienne charles#2folk lore
wynton marsalis#5the magic hour
ravi coltrane#4blending times
herbie hancockthrustthrust
wayne shorter#2atlantis
grover washington, jr.#6come morning
george duke#5duke
gretchen parlato#13the lost and found
eddie harriscryin bluesthe in sound
kenny garrett#8standard of language
kendrick scott oracle#2the source
bobby lyle#8secret island

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 08/04/2012

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the frank cunimondo triofeeling goodfeeling good
joe sample and randy crawfordfeeling goodlive
robert glasperafro blueblack radio
diane reevesafro blueI remember
philippe saisseokayready to go
esperanza spaldingi know you knowesperanza
hueman natureround midnightvarious up and down club
abstract truthanother planget another plan
dr. buzzardalways have a smilevery best of
linacome to momathe inner beauty
jazz lee alstondream of jazzjazz lee alston
cassandra wilsonfragileglamoured
muhal richard abramssong for allsong for all
bob jamesstorm warningrestless
marcus millermr. cleanrenaissance
lonnie plaxicorobinwest side stories
the jazzholemoodness of cool... and the feeling goes around
old/new dreamsopen or closeold new dreams
charles mingus sextetjitterbug waltzcornell 1964
norman connorslove from the sunbest of
ravi coltranewho wants ice creamspirit fiction
ornette colemaneuropean echoessound museum
ahmed abdullahsong of forcediaspora - dedication
ravi coltranewho wants icecreamspirit fiction
john coltraneresolutiona love supreme
steve coleman#1the mancy of sound
oliver nelsonralph's new bluesstraight ahead
kenny garrettboogety boogetyseeds from the underground
cassandra wilsonjump worldjump world

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 07/28/2012

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kenny garrett#1`simply said
joey defrancesco#2organic vibes
john patton#8one for ja
leon spencer#6legends of acid jazz
george benson#2beyond the blue horizen
lenny white#2edge
lenny white#11the collection
ron blake#4lest we forget
jimmy mcgriff#1electric funk
ken mcintyre#3looking ahead
branford marsalis#1metamorphosen
wayne shorter#3the soothsayer
milesgreat expectationsthe complete bitches brew session
john coltranenaratini serenadethe believer
ken mcintyre#8united artists sessions
kenny garrettintro to Africalive at the iridium
joe chambersmoving picturespower to the people
ravi coltranespirit fictionspirit fiction

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 07/21/2012

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ran blakehow bout thatwende
donald byrdessenceelectric byrd
greetje bijmaturntales of a voice
jazz crusadersdoing that thanglive lighthouse '66
bob baldwincafezinhobrazil chill
incognitotell me what to dotransatlantic r.p.m.
cindy bradleyfoot printsunscripted
the ccrusaderssnowflakeimages
joe hendersonblack is the colormilestone profile
soundtrack bodyheatmain themeBody heat
3:05pm Milessplashwater babies
Kenny Garrettsketches of MDlive at the Iridium

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 07/21/2012

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Ran Blake#7Wende
donald byrd#2electric byrd
greetje bijma@9tales of a voice
the jazz crusaders#8live at lighthouse '66
bob baldwin#2brazil chill
incognito#16transatlantic r p m
cindy bradley#4unscripted
joe henderson#5milestone profiles
the crusaders#7images
joey defranseco#2organic vibes
doug carn featuring Kathy Farmerlittle b's poemyoutube
quincy jones#4you've got it bad
lou watson#2it doesn't matter
sean jones#4the search within
pharez whitted37mysterious cargo
ron blake#7lest we forget
charles mingus#6mingus ah um
miles#2evolution of a groove
bob belden#5black dahlia
pieces of a dream#9soul intent
earth wind and fire#1the promise
mfsb#9mysteries of the world
eddie henderson#10anthology
freddie hubbard#5windjammer
bennie maupin#9moonscapes

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 06/30/2012

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bob baldwinmy country...The American Spirit
loading zonecan i dedicatethe loading zone
kenny garrettback to where...simply said
still cookinbebop proplstill cookin
return to foreverthe magicianromantic warrior
andy milnewhy 2k?new age of aquarius
bobby lylefinger rappiano magic
jason moranartist ought to...artist in residence
robert glasperi will be okayblack radio
kamau daa'oodmusicleimert park
steve williamsonpfat timejourney to truth
3:05/raphael saadiqstone rollinstone rollin
ron blakemakin love to youlest we forget
d'angelochicken greasevoodoo
todd clouserevery daya love electric
ornette colemanbourgeois boogievirgin beauty
billy banghip hop be bophip hop be bop
bob baldwinukaphilialookin back
herbie hancockbe stillfuture to future
milescorradocomplete bitch...
jimmy smithoh, my babyoregon grinder swing
marlena shawhow deep...elemental soul
marlena shawbe for realbest of...
nina simoneI think its going to rainthe soul of...
veronneauwait in vainjazz samba project
cassandra wilsontraveling milestraveling miles
jeanne leegoodby pork pieafter hours
ranee leei wonder where our love has gonedeep song
dianne reeveschan's songdianne reeves
willie nelson/wynton marsalistwo men with the bluestwo men with the blues


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