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Spirit Fiction

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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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  • Audio CD (June 19, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blue Note
  • ASIN: B0080ATS82
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,268 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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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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I've found this album takes a lot of listening to get into and I haven't entirely done so yet. I won't dismiss it because I know Ravi is a deep thinker and his work can be rewarding once you connect with what he's doing. My personal favorite album of his so far was "In Flux" back in 2005. That one I connected with instantly. The next one, "Blending Times" took longer, but I eventually really enjoyed it. But this one seems more abstract. For someone who usually enjoys abstract music, I'm still not quite there with it. Still, Ravi is his own man and nobody should try to think of him in terms of his father. He has his own entirely different sounds on both tenor and soprano, and his compositions are very unlike anything JC ever did. It's challenging music, but ultimately, Ravi is a rewarding player entirely in his own way.
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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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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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This album introduced me to Ravi. I have always been a Coltrane fan, along with other classic players, but have recently started diversified to younger (and not passed away :) ) players such as Ravi and Branford. Ravi is quite reminiscent of his father but seems more melodic and softer. I look forward to enjoying his other albums.
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Sometimes it is really hard to get rid of the shadow of our or ours parents. Although being born under the name of Lisa Marie Presley, Ravi Coltrane and Natalie Cole can be, and often is, a huge initial momentum in career start, in the later stages of musical creation easily becomes over weighted burden.

Ravi Coltrane must carry the cross of his name wherever and wherever he plays. His father is John Coltrane, and it would be interesting to see the reactions of the audience in the U.S. clubs when this gentleman appeared for the first time bearing his name. The combination of awe and derision - hard life, and they are also playing the same instrument.

The album titled "Spirit Fiction" is made in blue color, as well as the internal booklet. I presume the whole look is probably trying to be on pair with the title of the album which can be considered as mission accomplished. On top of that when album is released under the label of Blue Note, the impression is almost perfect.

Length composition varies from two to more than seven minutes, in all the pieces Ravi Coltrane's saxophone excels but in no way he is trying to bind other musicians resulting in piano, bass, drums, sometimes even trumpet giving clear depth. At times it seems that the saxophone takes the role of 'God the Father' in creating a sound and that the other instruments are just present, but soon after Ravi would pull the brake and make it clear some other great musicians are around him.
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