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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.

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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 01/14/2012

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01/14/2012
ArtistTitleAlbum
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
5:20pm
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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01/07/2012
ArtistTitleAlbum
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
5:45pm
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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12/31/2011
ArtistTitleAlbum
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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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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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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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
5:26
grover washington, jr.love 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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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
5:00PM
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
izabellawoodstock
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

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 11/12/2011

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11/12/2011
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branford marsalisscenes in the cityscenes in the city
ray charlesath the clubuh huh
don waslost on the riverorquestra was
ray charleswhat i'd sayuh huh
syreetashe' leavingsyreeta
al jarreaushe' leavingtenderness
bennie maupinquasarslow traffic to the right
The Crusaderscosmic reignimages
courtney pineredemption songup behind the beat
frank mccombactions speak louderthe truth
marvin gayeis that enoughhere my dear
eddie hendersonamorosoanthology
marion meadowsthe shade treesecrets
grover washington, jr.making love to youcome morning
ron blakemaking love to youlets we forget
ron blakemr. magiclest we forget
leon wareeasy movera kiss in the sand
sekou sundiatalongstoryshortlongstoryshort
bob baldwinukuphillalookin back
weather reportand then...mr. gone
earth wind and fireon your facespirit
lonnie plaxicolove's holidayplaxico
earth wind and firerunninall n all
bob baldwinmaurice, the sound of his voicefor you
earth wind and firecan't hide lovegratitude
earth wind and firemighty mightyopen our eyes
kirk franklinseptemberinterpretations celebrating the music of earth wind and fire
Earth Wind & Fireserpentine fireall n all

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 10/22/2011

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10/22/2011
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televisions greatest hitsbewitchedvolume II
cecil taylor#1in florescent
david lynch's muholland dr.#1soundtrack
stanley kubick#1eyes wide shut soundtrack
wattstax soundtrack#4soundtrack
napoleaon dynamite#1soundtrack
kenneth nash#8mama blue shoes
british invasion#1725 hits from
stanley clarke#5journey to love
rachelle farrell#7individuality
Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes#2rejuvenation
wayne shorter#5sound barrier
branford marsalis#2contemporary jazz
Lonnie Plaxico2westside stories
The Temptationgirls alright with megreatest hits
raphel saadiqmovinstone rollin
pleasure#2pleasure
earth, wind and fliresaturday nightspirit
weather reportand then...heavy weather

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 10/15/2011

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10/15/2011
ArtistTitleAlbum
bob baldwinmy country...american spirit
greg ellis#2Kala Rupa
diane reevesendangered speciesart and survival
bob beldendreamworldblack dahlia
trainchalook of lovethe look of love
wes montgomerynaptown bluesgoin out of my head
jerry goldsmithchinatownsoundtrack motion picture
milton nascimento#2courage
roy hargrovecrazy racedistractions
philippe saisseokayready to go
linait could beinner beauty movement
Erykah Baduout my mindreturn of the ankh
blue note plays bacharachpromises, promisesthe crusaders
mccoy tyneralways somethingmccoy plays bacharach
trainchalook of lovelook of love
willie boboyellow daysa new dimension
trainchawho will speak for lovewho will speak for love
john barrybody heatmotion picture soundtrack
linawaitingstranger on earth
dexter wanselwhat the world is coming tobest of...
rodney franklin#8in the center
lonnie liston smithsummer daysexpansion
pat metheny grouphere to staywe live here
marion meadowshere to staysecrets
lonnie plaxicolove's holidayplaxico
linasmoothinner beauty
lonnie liston smithmy loveexpansion
lonnie plaxicoin the rainancestral devotion

 

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