Ravi Coltrane Quartet | SFJAZZ

Ravi Coltrane

Ravi Coltrane Quartet

Ravi Coltrane Quartet

Thursday, September 21, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Ravi Coltrane
Ravi Coltrane

Ravi Coltrane Quartet

Ravi Coltrane Quartet

Thursday, September 21, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Ravi Coltrane

Ravi Coltrane Quartet

A 2017 GRAMMY nominee Best Improvised Jazz Solo, Ravi Coltrane begins this week honoring the legacy of his father with his working quartet – the ensemble format most closely associated with John Coltrane and featuring the same instrumental configuration. An artist whose career occupies a singular niche in modern jazz, Ravi Coltrane has established a sound and group concept that stands undeniably on its own, extending far beyond the shadow of his iconic name. Early experience in John Coltrane Quartet drummer Elvin Jones’ Jazz Machine band and maverick saxophonist Steve Coleman’s M-Base movement helped build Coltrane’s expansive aesthetic, leading to a procession of increasingly audacious recordings as a leader and collaboration with artists ranging from his mother, harpist and pianist Alice Coltrane, and cousin, iconoclastic producer, and electronic musician Flying Lotus, to pianist Chick Corea and trumpeters Terence Blanchard and Ralph Alessi. Although Coltrane has covered his father’s work on occasion, this performance represents his first real in-depth examination of John Coltrane’s oeuvre. Backed by a powerful band including pianist David Virelles, bassist Dezron Douglas, and drummer Johnathan Blake, Coltrane is furthering his family legacy by “embracing jazz’s past only as a means to communicate his own modern-day voice.” (Okayplayer)

Artist Personnel

Ravi Coltrane tenor & soprano saxophones
David Virelles piano
Dezron Douglas bass
Johnathan Blake drums

Artist Website

"…a heroic voice… a source of impassioned exposition " — The New York Times
"A worthy heir to his father, jazz legend John Coltrane " — The Telegraph