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Ravi Coltrane: Spirit Fiction

Read "Spirit Fiction" reviewed by Greg Simmons

It's easy to imagine the double-takes that must have occurred when introductions were being made around New York in the early 1990s. “What'd you say your last name is, son?" Let's face it, if you're walking around with the name of a God, your last name is Coltrane and your first name is not John, and ...

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Ravi Coltrane: Spirit Fiction

Read "Spirit Fiction" reviewed by Troy Collins

The second son of John and Alice Coltrane, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane was born two years before his father's death in 1967. Despite his imposing lineage, Coltrane's steady rise to prominence in the jazz world has been anything but conspicuous; notable stints as a sideman with Steve Coleman, Elvin Jones and Wallace Roney in the mid-1990s eventually ...

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Ravi Coltrane: Spirit Fiction

Read "Spirit Fiction" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

Ravi Coltrane's Blue Note debut, Spirit Fiction, presents the saxophonist in a self-created environment of formal experimentation defined by multiple conceits and constraints.

Coltrane's penchant for this type of thoughtful experimentation has been consistent over his career. With Spirit Fiction, however, he has taken the approach to a new level, deploying an array of recording ...