Ravi Coltrane Quintet
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.