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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 02/11/2012

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Steve Coleman#1resistance is futilelabel bleu
julian priester#1love, loveECM
steve cole,mandisc 2 #4resistance is futileecm
terrence blanchard#3flowblue note
bheki mseleku#2celebrationworld circuit
marion brown#6vistaimpulse
bobby hutcherson#4Total Eclipseblue note
joey defrancesco#3organic vibesconcord jazz
herbie hancock#5gershwins worldverve

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 01/28/2012

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charlie haden#9liberation music orchestraimpulse
george benson#5beyond the blue horizencti
greg osby#7Mantalk for modernsblue note
steve coleman#4resistance is futilelabel bleu
4:22pm philppe saisse#10ready to gojvc
dianne reeves#4quiet after the stormblue note
outsidemood swingthe rough and the smoothdorado
4:40pm charlie haden#8the montreal tapesverve
dave holland#4dream of the eldersbmg
lonnie plaxico#10rhythm and soulsirocco music ltd
ornette coleman#9virgin beautycbs
freddie hubbardcamel risehigh energywounded bird
bobby hutcherson#1montarablue note
joey deFrancesco#2organic vibesconcord jazz
ravi coltrane#4blending timessavoy
steve coleman#10def trance beatrca/ bmg
gary thomas#9code violationsenja
Terence Blanchard#6bounceblue note
third of another kind#2third of another kindpolygram
esperanza spalding#`10esperanzaheads up
george duke#6face the musicbpm
less mcann#1pump it upesc records
boosty collins#13tha funk capitolmascott records
badu#5return of the ankhUniversalMotown

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 01/21/2012

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Art Blakey#7the afro drum ensembleblue note
rodney kendrick#1the secrets of...verve
Austin Peraltasingleyou tubeyou tube
steve coleman#4resitance is futilelabel bleu
andrew hill#4compulsionblue note
pharez whitted#7mysterious cargomojazz
the crusaders#1imagesverve
branford marsalis#1eternalmarsalis music
joey defrancescdo#4legacyconcord
Jack DeJohnette#8sound travelsone
pharoah sanders#4shukuruevidence music
Dizzy Gilespie#3jambo caribe
eddie henderson#5sunburstblue note
bobbie humphrey#5blacks and bluesblue note
eddie henderson312anthologysoul brother records
charles fambrough#6upright citizennug
bennie maupin#10moonscapesvocalion
wallace roney#7no room for argumentstretch records
freddie hubbard#1windjammerwonded bird
herbie hancock#5future to futuretransparent music
stevie wonder#2talking bookmotown
joe zawinul#3world tourzebra

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 01/14/2012

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kamaua daaood#8leimert part
david ornette cherry#6organic journey
Phililippe saisse#11next voyage
adam clayton powerkeep the faithKeep The Faith 10" (mp3 version)
max roachthe dreamchatanoochee red
enoch smith, jr@2misfits
ntozake shangeI live in musici live in music
ornette coleman#2tone dialing
terence blanchard#3flow
steve coleman#5resistance is futile
bob baldwin#15lookin back
bobby hutcherson33components
eddie henderson#9inspiration
joey defrancesco#2organic vibes
kenny garrett#6standard of language
marvin gaye#9what's going on
grover washington, jr#1inner city blues
sarah vaughninner city bluesyoutube
angela winbush#2'angel
Brian augerliveyoutube
carl allen and rodney whitakerinner city bluesyou tube
maceo parkerinner city blues mo roots
george duke#george duke
EWF#1the promise
roy hargrove#7distractions
marion meadows#12secrets
george howard#2midnight mood
eddie henderson#10anthology
mindy carter#1#2#3fluteus maximus

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 01/07/2012

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greg ellis#1explorations in rhythm
ornette coleman#1virgin beauty
bill summers, irvin mayfield#2vol. 4
enoch smith jr.#2misfits
kenny garrett#2simply said
dizzy gillespie#4jambo caribe
bobby hutcherson#1montara
baby buddah heads#2who killed acid jazz?
greg osby#4further ado
ravi coltrane#6moving pictures
ahmad jamal#3crystal
kip hanrahan#10a thousand nights and a night
art blakey and jazz messengers#2wtich doctor
john beasley#3caldron
gabor szabo#2high contrast
herbie hancock#2the new standard
william devaughan#6be thankful for what you got
d-knowledgerememberall that and a bag of words
diane reeves#6art and survival
kenny garrettblack hopeblack hope
stanley turentine#3salt song
steve coleman#13the sign and the seal

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 12/31/2011

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sekou sandiatashout outthe blue oneness of dreams
arethabridge over trouble water30 greatest hits
Milton Nasciemento, Jobim Triobridgescourage
eddie harrisuniversal prisonersecond movement
Bob Baldwinbridge over trouble waterthe american spirit
kenny garrettback to where you startedsimply said
philippe saissemiraclenext voyage
lee ritenourlovely daysmoke n' mirrors
Cannonball Addereleyaquariuswalk tall: The David Axelrod years
"" "" ""capricornsoul zodiac
ornette colemanbourgeois boogievirgin beauty
5:00pmJazz Crusadersmiss itlive at the lighthouse 66'
milesblues #2someday my prince will come
charles earlanda good datethe almighty burner
joey DeFrancescolittle b's poemorganic vibes
sonny stittthem funky changeslegends of acid jazz
hank crawford, jimmy mcgriffcrunch timecrunch time
joey DeFrancescodelearly belovedfalling in love again
groove holmesrifftideon basie' bandstand
6:05pm EWFsuppose you like methe promise
side by sidepowerlight
all in the waythe promise
spread your love aroundpowerlight
right timein the name of love
wonderlandthe promise

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 12/24/2011

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bob baldwinstar spangled banneramerican spirit
the crusadersmarcella's dreamimages
umar bin hassanrhythm magicto the last
pharoah sandersastral travelingcollection
lonnie liston smithastral travelinggolden dreams
marlena shawlook at me, look at you (we're flying)golden classics
arethachange is gonna comenever loved a man
max roachfreedomFreedom Now Suite
marvin gayeyou're the manlet's get it on - delux edition
bob baldwinmake love, not warlookin back
lonnie liston smithpeaceexpansions
groverthings are getting betterthe best is yet to come
bill witherslovely daybest of
5:03pm bobby mcferrinpeacebobby mcferrin
marvin gayeeverybody needs lovehere, my dear
d'angeloon the linevoodoo
nicholas paytonfreesiabitches
milesspanish keybitches brew
slyfamily affairessential...
randy crawford/joe samplefeelin goodfeelin good
lenny whitea very good yearedge
diane reevesninequiet after the storm
friends of distinctionso good at loving yougrazin
umar bin hassanloveto the last
lonnie liston smithjourney into loveexplorations
nicholas payton#6bitches
milesall blueskind of blue
terry lyne carringtontransformationmosaic
the crusadersfairy talesimages
baikida carrollat roishadows and reflections
milesfreddie freeloaderkind of blue

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 12/17/2011

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akbar depriestevocationinclusion
christian mcbrideafrikaconversations
cassandra wilsonif you only knewday aweigh
liz wrighteternitysalt
dee dee bridgewaterlady sings the bluesto billie with love...
dianne reeveswhen morning comesquiet after the storm
marlena shawsave the childrenbest of...
chakaend of love affairepiphany: best of...
4:36pm The Crusadersstreet lifestreet life 300 st.
esperanza spaldingi know you knowesperanza
incognitotell me what to dotransatlantic r.p.m.
vernell brownbutterflydo you really love lme
5:00pm Milesround midnightlive in Europe/Booker T & MGs, Memphis Horns
Shirley Nanette interview/Milesbitches brewbitches brew
mileslive in europeround midnight
Christian mcbrideconversationsconversation

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 12/03/2011

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bob baldwinstar spangled bannerthe american spirit
miles davisso whatkind of blue/legacy edition
donald harrisonso whatfree style
george bensonso whatbeyond the blue horizon
stanley turentineimpressionssugar
roberta flackearly every midnightfell like makin love
nina de fuego#6buika
christian mcbridellulaby for a ladybugsci-fi
herbie hancockriverjoni letters
5pm - al jarreauburst in with dawnlook to rainbow
ron blakemr. magiclets we forget
buster williamssomething moresomething more
bennie maupinit remains to be seenit remains to be seen
grover washington, makes it bettera secret place
kamau daa'oodleimert parkLeimert Park
milessplashwater babies
raphael sadiqmovin down the linestone rollin'
marvin gayepride and joysuper hits
the temptationsthe girls alright with megreatest hits
marvin gayeyou're a wonderful one
the temptationsmy baby
the marelettesdon't mess with bill
marvin gayeain't that peculiar
mary wellsthe one who really loves youDOMAIN
the temptationsgirl (why you wanna make me blue)
marvin gayehow sweet it is
the miraclestracks of my tearsDOMAIN

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 11/19/2011

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ray charlesbaby its cold outsideuh huh
jimmy smith wes montgomerybaby its cold outsidedynamic duo
brother jack mcduffoblighettomoon rappin
donald byrdlove's so far awayblack byrd
Milton Nasciemento, Jobim Triocatventocourage
hubert lawsmy time will comemy time will come
Sonny fortunethis side of infinnityinfinity is
duke pearsonempathysweet honey bee
t s monka touching affaircross talk
charles fambroughsecret hiding placekeeper of the spirit
McCoy Tynerballad for Aishatogether
hubert lawsmorning starstorm then the calm
sam riversinvolutiondimensions and extensions
gary thomastrapezoidcode violations
bobby hutchersonpompeianTotal Eclipse
Art webblove eyeslove eyes
McCoy Tyneryou stepped out of a dreamfly like the wind
Lonnie liston smithbright momentsexotic mysteries
antonio hartama tu sonrisaama tu sonrisa
6pm Jimmie Hendrix SpecialDJ MC
Jimmy Hendrixnew rising sunvoodoo soup
interview/by meatball fulton
sgt Peppersin the west
Little wingin the west
hear my train a comingrainbow bridge soundtrack
jam back at the houselast american concert
land of new rising sunlast american concert


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