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Ravi Coltrane Quintet

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 20 May 2013

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane's 'Spirit Fiction' was hailed as one of last year's best records - this performance by his quintet at the Cheltenham Festival is a chance to hear why. The band features some of the most versatile and inventive players on the US East Coast circuit, enabling Coltrane to mix grooving postbop with looser, more free-ranging interaction. It includes one of his longest-standing collaborators, trumpeter Ralph Alessi, and young-gun keys player David Virelles, who has caused a stir playing with the likes of Steve Coleman in recent times. The music is by turns punchy and delicate, as 'in' as it is 'out', lending Coltrane a voice quite distinct from either of his parents.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Peggy Sutton & Phil Smith.

Music Played

18 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • New Release

  • Ravi Coltrane Quintet Recorded at the Jazz Arena, Cheltenham Jazz Festival on 5 May 2013

    • Ravi Coltrane (saxophone); Ralph Alessi (trumpet); David Virelles (keyboards, piano); Drew Gress (bass); Eric McPherson (drums)

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      00:12

      Ravi Coltrane Quintet Klepto

      Composer: Ralph Alessi

  • Jez Nelson talks to Ravi Coltrane

  • Ravi Coltrane Quintet Recorded at the Jazz Arena, Cheltenham Jazz Festival on 5 May 2013

    • Image for Ravi Coltrane Quintet
      00:38

      Ravi Coltrane Quintet Phantasm

      Composer: Paul Motian

    • Image for Ravi Coltrane Quintet
      00:49

      Ravi Coltrane Quintet Skippy

      Composer: Thelonious Monk

  • John Zorn and Pat Metheny in conversation on Stuart Maconie's Freakzone (BBC 6 Music)

  • Nathaniel Facey interviews Branford Marsalis

    • Image for Nat Adderly Sextet
      01:15

      Nat Adderly Sextet Mozart-in'

      Composer: Alvin Batiste

      In The Bag, Jazzland

    • Image for Miles Davis
      01:16

      Miles Davis Nefertiti

      Composer: Wayne Shorter

      Nefertiti, Columbia

    • Image for Branford Marsalis
      01:17

      Branford Marsalis In The Crease

      Composer: Branford Marsalis

      Contemporary Jazz, Columbia

    • Image for Branford Marsalis
      01:17

      Branford Marsalis Elysium

      Composer: Branford Marsalis

      Contemporary Jazz, Columbia

    • Image for Sonny Rollins
      01:18

      Sonny Rollins Easy Living

      Composer: Ralph Rainger / Leo Robin

      Road Shows, Vol. 1, Doxy Records

    • Image for Ornette Coleman
      01:19

      Ornette Coleman Eventually

      Composer: Ornette Coleman

      The Shape of Jazz to Come, Atlantic

    • Image for John Coltrane
      01:22

      John Coltrane Sun Ship

      Composer: John Coltrane

      Sun Ship, Impulse!

    • Image for The Branford Marsalis Quartet
      01:24

      The Branford Marsalis Quartet The Mighty Sword

      Composer: Joey Calderazzo

      Four MF's Playin' Tunes, Universal

    • Image for Miles Davis
      01:25

      Miles Davis Nefertiti

      Composer: Wayne Shorter

      Nefertiti, Columbia

    • Image for The Branford Marsalis Quartet
      01:25

      The Branford Marsalis Quartet Maestra

      Composer: Branford Marsalis

      Four MF's Playin' Tunes, Universal

    • Image for The Branford Marsalis Quartet
      01:26

      The Branford Marsalis Quartet Treat It Gentle

      Composer: Branford Marsalis

      Four MF's Playin' Tunes, Universal

  • Ravi Coltrane

    Ravi Coltrane

    Photo By Tim Dickeson
    © 2013 - All Rights Reserved

  • Ravi Coltrane

    Ravi Coltrane

    Photo By Tim Dickeson
    © 2013 - All Rights Reserved

  • Nathaniel Facey & Branford Marsalis

    Nathaniel Facey & Branford Marsalis

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