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Spirit Fiction

Ravi ColtraneAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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listen  4. The Change, My Girl 6:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
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Praised for his music’s “elusive beauty” (DownBeat), and for his “style informed by tradition but not encumbered by it” (Philadelphia City Paper), saxophonist Ravi Coltrane takes a bold step in his creative journey with Spirit Fiction, his Blue Note Records debut.

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  • Audio CD (June 19, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • ASIN: B0080ATS82
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,533 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Praised for his music s elusive beauty (DownBeat), and for his style informed by tradition but not encumberedby it (Philadelphia City Paper), saxophonist and composer Ravi Coltrane takes a bold step in his creative journey with Spirit Fiction, his Blue Note Records debut . The 11-track album features two different band lineups, each with a unique expressive urgency. Several tracks feature Coltrane s long-term quartet with pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Drew Gress and drummer E.J. Strickland. Coltrane also enlisted a quintet featuring trumpeter Ralph Alessi, pianist Geri Allen, bassist James Genus and drummer Eric Harland the personnel featured on his sophomore release From the Round Box. According to Coltrane, The title, Spirit Fiction is an abstract turn of phrase that came out of a stream of consciousness. The phrase seemed to mesh with the layered, superimposed nature of the title track. It also felt like a gentle indicator of the science involved in recording that track. In some ways, it ultimately refers to the open ended idea of simply embracing imagination. Coltrane s label mate and fellow saxophonist Joe Lovano served as co-producer of the album along with Coltrane. Lovano also plays alongside Coltrane and Allen on Paul Motian s Fantasm and joins the quintet for an explosive version of Ornette Coleman s Check Out Time. Spirit Fiction also includes six original compositions by Coltrane and three by Alessi.

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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very strong album July 7, 2012
Format:Audio CD
4 stars only because if his father's album "A Love Supreme" gets 5, then this one can only get 4. Nevertheless, a very, very stong effort from an extremely talented musician who's done an excellent job of stepping out of John Coltrane's gargantuan shadow to create his own individualistic sound. The supporting cast are all top-notch musicians, and if the producer's job is to create an atmosphere that enables the artist to be totally free to create, then Joe Lovano has done his job well. I don't know how often Joe has produced records for others, but if "Spirit Fiction" is any indication, he just might have found himself another role in the music business. Overall, a great new album, and encouraging to know that the tradition is still alive (and expanding) in 2012. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great young player / great cd August 17, 2012
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CD features saxaphone player Ravi Coltrane but is made what it is by combination of him with top notch musicians, both new + older. This guy is not resting on his famous last name. Geri Allen on piano + Erich Harland on drums are top notch as always. The trumpet playing is great as well. This cd is a great addition for anyone who loves all kinds of music + is fresh in it's sound. Probably the best buy I've made in years. 3 thumbs up to Ravi Coltrane.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very cool! June 30, 2012
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This has an intriguing, mysterious quality that reminds me of the Live In Europe 1967 set from the second Miles Davis Quintet - high praise!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ravi Coltrane isn't his father's son for nothing February 4, 2013
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Very enjoyable hearing from Ravi. Having spent hours since the 60's listening to John Coltrane, his dad, i was extremely impressed. A must for any Coltrane aficionado.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Textured Masterpiece January 10, 2013
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I own several Ravi Coltrane albums and saw him in performance four years ago. Spirit Fiction demonstrates that the promise that he has shown has now been fulfilled. The songs on Spirit Fiction allow for much space among the musicians, with each musician allowed to fill that space without intruding on each other. Unlike many albums, the communication among the musicians comes through. A pleasure to listen to.
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