Ravi Coltrane

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Jazz saxophonist Ravi Coltrane talks about his legendary parents, his career in music, and the Ravi Coltrane Quartet’s performances at the Village Vanguard September 21-26.


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Comments [7]

A fan

Ah! That's a very brave admission about his early years. That's what I heard...he was finding his way. So there was probably this immense pressure on him with regard to his father and at the same time he was developing his music. Thx.

Sep. 22 2010 12:58 PM
A fan

A follow-up to my earlier comment.

I heard Ravi play, wow, 15, 17 years ago and I was one of the people who kind of needed him to be (like) his father. Ravi's sound back then was kind of muted (that's not intended as a knock on him). When does he feel like he found his own voice?

Sep. 22 2010 12:53 PM


Can Ravi describe his relationship with other musicians outside of jazz, particularly his cousin/musician/hip-hop producer Flying Lotus? Great interview!

Sep. 22 2010 12:52 PM
Money, money, money

If he's in bed by 8:30 then I guess his main source of income isn't playing gigs at jazz clubs. How does Ravi pay the bills?

Sep. 22 2010 12:50 PM
A fan

He sounds happy. Would Ravi describe his early years in music as difficult? Have people stopped looking for echoes of his father in him and his music?

Sep. 22 2010 12:47 PM
Not that complicated

[[Comments [1]

Why does he have and Indian first name?]]

[[Coltrane's son, Ravi Coltrane, named after the great Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar, who was greatly admired by Coltrane, has followed in his father's footsteps and is a prominent contemporary saxophonist.]]

Sep. 22 2010 12:46 PM

Why does he have and Indian first name?

Sep. 22 2010 12:20 PM

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