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Duke Arts Presents

Ravi Coltrane Quartet

Saturday, February 13, 2010 | 8:00 pm

Reynolds Industries Theater

Coltrane is a bandleader and sax force who bears the weight of heritage — his father is the N.C.-born John; his mother is Alice, the piano star and organist from Detroit who stepped in for McCoy Tyner then married the bandleader. Now in his 40s, the newest Coltrane has aimed his legacy forward, inflecting the angles of bop with a “sinewy lyricism” all his own (Downbeat).

Ravi Coltrane, sax
David Gilmore, guitar
Drew Gress, bass
EJ Strickland, drums


“Mr. Coltrane’s sound […] is soft and darting. With the help of a driving, hard-playing band, he’s rythmically sharp and moves with grace through broken patterns.”
New York Times

“Marked by stark contrasts and the influence of styles including hip hop, free jazz, and bebop, Ravi Coltrane’s performance was an exciting example of contemporary jazz looking forward while staying tied to the past.”
–Jacob Teichroew, About.com