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Elephant Calls

Label: Freeworld
Released: 2006

Mad 6

Label: Freeworld
Released: 2002

From The Round Box

Label: Freeworld
Released: 2000

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ravi Coltrane: From The Round Box

Read "From The Round Box" reviewed by Jim Santella

With his forward-looking quintet, Ravi Coltrane explores acoustic jazz that is rich in overtones, characterized by lush harmony and centered on lyricism. Trumpeter Ralph Alessi shares the front line position alongside Coltrane; half the numbers are their originals. Favoring a Third Stream approach over swingers or fiery emotion, the quintet mellows some in both scope and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ravi Coltrane: From the Round Box

Read "From the Round Box" reviewed by David Adler

The fact that he is John Coltrane’s son is really quite incidental to Ravi Coltrane’s work, as From the Round Box, his sophomore outing as a leader, makes clear. Coltrane the younger’s writing and bandleading are quite advanced. His saxophone playing falls solidly within the post-bop mainstream and isn’t earth-shattering, but as an expressive tool and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ravi Coltrane: From the Round Box

Read "From the Round Box" reviewed by David Adler

The fact that he is John Coltrane’s son is really quite incidental to Ravi Coltrane’s work, as From the Round Box, his sophomore outing as a leader, makes clear. Coltrane the younger’s writing and bandleading are quite advanced. His saxophone playing falls solidly within the post-bop mainstream and isn’t earth-shattering, but as an expressive tool and ...

Moving Pictures

Label: Freeworld
Released: 1998

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ravi Coltrane: Moving Pictures

Read "Moving Pictures" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Ed Walsh, Jr. was a baseball pitcher of little renown, the son of a beloved Hall of Famer. Ed, Jr. said something to the effect of “It's a curse to be the son of a great man." If that is true, than Ravi Coltrane labors under the greatest curse of all. He will be blasted if ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ravi Coltrane: Moving Pictures

Read "Moving Pictures" reviewed by Jim Santella

With Michael Cain at the piano, Lonnie Plaxico on the acoustic bass, and Jeff “Tain" Watts at the drum set, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane makes his recording debut as a leader. From the modern mainstream with each composition the leader's, this session combines ballads and up-tempo romps with a fair amount of rhythmic vivacity. Coltrane plays soprano ...

Tana Mana

Label: Freeworld
Released: 1992


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