Ravi Coltrane – Spirit Fiction
Carrying on the Coltrane’s legacy is a daunting responsibility. Yet Ravi Coltrane, the second son of John Coltrane, has proven that he has what it takes to do so on Spirit Fiction, his impressive Blue Note debut. Whether offering his own post-bop originals or reinterpreting Ornette Coleman’s “Check Out Time” or Paul Motian’s “Fantasm,” Ravi defines his artistic statement through clear, delicate and confident improvisations. From “Roads Cross” to “Cross Roads,” Ravi’s demonstrates the clever concept of interaction between tempo and pulse. The two bands, with pianist Geri in one and Luis Perdomo in the other, helped pushing Ravi into stepping up his game.