Ravi Coltrane with David Virelles, Dezron Douglas and Johnathan Blake
In the course of his three decade career, critically acclaimed, GRAMMY® nominated saxophonist, bandleader, and composer Ravi Coltrane has performed and recorded with jazz legends Elvin Jones, Terence Blanchard, Kenny Barron, Steve Coleman, McCoy Tyner, Jack DeJohnette, and many more. Born in Long Island, Ravi is the second son of jazz icons John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane. Alice Coltrane, was a significant influence on Ravi’s spiritually-tinged style of jazz and it was Ravi who encouraged Alice, after a long hiatus, to return to performing and recording with “Translinear Light” (Impulse!, 2004), before her passing in 2007. Ravi has released six albums as a leader. His latest, Spirit Fiction, is on the Blue Note Record label.