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Featuring an interview with Tyler Carson

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Interview with Ravi Coltrane

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Sat, 07/28/2012

Yugen Rashad interviewed Ravi Coltrane. They talk about music, life and vibration.


PDX Jazz, the presenting organization of the Portland Jazz Festival in partnership with Jimmy Mak's, announces saxophonist Ravi Coltrane as part of the continuing PDX Jazz @ Jimmy Mak's series on Wednesday, August 8th @ 7:00 & 9:00. Coltrane will lead a quartet with pianist David Virelles, bassist Dezron Douglas, and drummer E.J. Strickland in support of his Blue Note debut, Spirit Fiction.

Coltrane released Spirit Fiction on June 19th. 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 including trumpeter Ralph Alessi, pianist Geri Allen, bassist James Genus and drummer Eric Harland - the personnel featured on his sophomore release From the Round Box.

Born on Long Island in 1965, Ravi Coltrane is the second son of John and Alice Coltrane. His father died when Coltrane was only two and Alice, a renowned composer and pianist, raised him on the West Coast and proved a strong role model in her own right. Ravi had the honor of producing and playing on Alice Coltrane's Translinear Light, released three years prior to her death in 2007.

A move back east to New York and pivotal stints with Elvin Jones, Wallace Roney and Steve Coleman led Coltrane to begin asserting himself as a leader in the mid 1990's, and he has since released five albums including Moving Pictures (1998), From The Round Box (2000), Mad 6 (2002), In Flux (2005), and Blending Times (2009). He has also continued appearing as a sideman with the likes of McCoy Tyner, Jack DeJohnette, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, and Flying Lotus, and as a co-leader of the Saxophone Summit with Joe Lovano and Dave Liebman.

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The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 01/26/2013

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herbie hancock#4mr hands
mike stern#5all over the place
Alphonso Johnson##7yesterday's dreams
Cannball Adderderly#9phenix
bennie maupin/dr patrick gleeson#7driving while black
gotye#10making mirrors
nicholas payton#2into the blue
gary thomas#4found on sordid sreets
ronnie laws#1true spirit
stefon harris#1urbanus
3:08/Lina#12stranger on earth
mark ledford#10miles 2 go
greg osby#6sound theatre
ornette coleman#18in all lanugages
lonnie plaxico#2Plaxico
greg Osby#7man-talk
friends of distinction#12grazin/highly distinct
gotye#3making mirrors
philippe saisse#3at world's edge
greg osby#2man-talk
branford marsalis#1four mfs playing tunes
4:05/black renaissance#1body, mind and spirit
david newman#3lonely avenue
john coltrane#2resolution
bennie maupin#10slower traffic keep to the right
nicolas payton#3into the blue
john beasley#3cauldron
vernell brown, jr.#5a total eclipse
alphonso johnson#3yesterday's dreams
wayne shorter#1high life
nicolas payton#3into the blue

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 01/12/2013

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lonnie plaxicoin the rainancestral devotion
roberta flackmr. magicfeel like makin love
Carmen McRae"" ""I'm coming home
Grover Washington, jr." ""mister magic
the beatlesblackbirdanthology
enoch smith jr."" ""misfits
bobby mcferrin"" ""the voice
the beatlesa day in the lifeanthology
wes montgomery"" ""a day in the life
2:45/bob baldwinyesterdayfor you
the beatles" "anthology
dave grusin"" ""Grp artists' celbratyion of the songs of the beatles
philippe saisselady madonnathe body and soul sessions
3pm/the crusaderseleanor rigbyscratch
the beatles"" ""revolver
chick corea"" ""Grp tribute to the beatles
philippe saissemichellemy favorites songs
the beatlesmichellerubber soul
John mclaughlinnew york on my mindelectric guitar
bill waredown underlong and skinny
stefon harrisking tut's strutevolution
robert glaspergonna be alwrightblack radio
marvin Gayeanna's songhere my dear

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 01/05/2013

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3pmin/cognito#6bess things flowers
bobby hutcherson#1montara
david sanchez#5street scenes
marvin gaye#7here, my dear
david newman#3lonely avenue
andrew hill#2compulsion
nicholas payton#3into the blue
lee ritenour#3rhythm sessions
stephen scott#4the beautiful thing
bob baldwin#2brazil chill
freddie hubbard#1high energy
ornette coleman#8virgin beauty
wayne shorter#1atlantis
the headhunters#6survival of the fittest
greg osby#9man-talk for moderns

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 12/29/2012

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phillip saisse#1at world's edge
Wes#8going out of my head
Della ReeseIt was a very good yearyou tube
Lenny White"" ""Edge
Dianne Reeves#8quite after the storm
Nnenna Fredlon#5Listen
Bobby Lyle#8the power of touch
Outside#12almost in
David Newman#3Lonely Avenue
Jason Moran#5artist in residence
Ron Blake 3pm#7lest we forget
pharez whitted#7mysterious cargo
nicholas payton33into the blue
roy ayers#7hot
kenny garrett#6happy people
burt bacharach#3one amazing night
george duke#9duke
pieces of a dream#3goodbye manhattan
sadelove is foundyoutube
david newmanlonely avenuelonely avenue
The crusaders#2free as the wind
MFSB#9mysteries of the world
cindy Bradley#4unscripted
bennie maupin#9moonscapes
Ella Fitgerald#14We Love You
Maceo Parkerdisc 2roots and grooves

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 12/22/2012

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Bob Baldwinstar spangled bannerAmerican spirit
Jimmy and Wesbaby its cold outsidedynamic dou
ray charles""greatest hits - right one
Anita Bakermy fave thingschristmas fantasy
rodney jordan""rebirth of the cool 2
weschim chim chereegoing out of my head
jimmy smithgreensleeveschristmas cookin
BILL WITHERSgift of givingsmooth grooves
Herbie hancockriverjoni letters
bheki mselekuone for allcelebration
al jarreaublue and greenheaven and earth
james newtontoday at midnightIf love
ken mcintyrenaomiunited artists sessions
kent jordanthe messagenight aire
ravi shankarwoman reminiscinggenesis
miles from indiagreat expectationsmiles from india
Pharoah Saundersnose a phoemessage from home
milesthe little blue frogbig fun
bob beldendream worldblack dahlia

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 12/15/2012

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bobby mcferrin and chick corea#5play
Liz Wrightafro blueyou tube
james newtonginette estherif love
d. byrdkofikofi
mark shimdon't wake the vilent babyturbulent flow
nicholas paytontryplychinto the blue
etienne charlesdoensfolklore
wynton marsalisbig fat henmagic hour
christian scottall bluesrewind that
steve colemanconfirmationdef trance beat
gary thomasintellectthe kold kage
darryl reevesinterludediary of a bandstand
pharez whittedcall to descipleshipmysterious cargo
bobby hutchersonpompeiantotal eclipse
kent jordannight airenight aire
5:00 Jim Pepper specialnaimaeverything is everththin/Chris Hills
Mal waldron quartetfunny glasses and a moustachequadrologue at utopia
jim pepperwitchi tai-topepper's pow wow
going down to muskogeeComin and goin
comin and goin
custard gets it

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 12/08/2012

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oliver lakemusic, musicmatador 1st and 1st
james brownpappa's got bagPlays today and yesterday
odell brown and organizersshe's coming my wayducky
lonnie liston smithsummer daysexpansions
david newmanlonely avenuelonely avenue
grover washington, jr.can you did itbest is yet to come
john coltraneresolutiona love supreme
branford marsaliscrescent cityrandom abstract
Original motion picturenola vocalsshe gotta have it
oliver lakebreathe of lifematador 1st
dave brubecktake fivetime out
george bensonthis is jazz
al jarreauyou tube (german t. v. broadcast 1976
lionel louekeafrican shipheritage
lee ritenourfat albert rotundarhythm sessions
outsidebig cityoutside
dianne reeveschan's songdianne reeves
herbie hancockthen and now
jacky terrassonrendezvous
jeff lorberthe sambagalaxy
bobby hutchersonlittle b's poemyou tube
grover washington, jr.bright momentsskylarkin
ahmad jamalspanish interludehamal plays jamal
sonny fortunerevelationwaves of dreams
motion picture soundtrackshe's gotta have itshe's gotta have it

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 11/24/2012

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robert glasperbutterflydouble booked
PSPwhat's wrong with youLIVE
mcCoy Tynerballad for aishaTogether
Nnenna Freelonballad for aishalisten
eryka baduout my mindpart two:
jack dejohnettepms amspecial editionl
third kind of blueupon arrivalthird kind of blue
herbie hancockcalypsomr hands
esperanza spaldingwinter sunchamber music society
philippe saisselady madonnathe body and soul sessions
fredddie hubbardred clayred clay
terrence blanchardlil' fawdysimply stated
lonnie plaxicokyekoRhythm and Soul
t. s. monka touching affaircross talk
lou donaldsonsnake bonesay it loud
gabor szabohigh contrasthigh contrast
marvin gayecome live with meI want you
george dukeShe's AmazingCool
johnny hammond smithgearsgears

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 11/17/2012

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the best of bondDr. Nobest of Bond
Wes MontgomeryTwisted bluesgoing out of my head
kip hanrahana thousand nights and a nigha thousand nights and a night
Cannonball Adderelyup and at itwalk tall
Wes montgomeryup and at itdown here on the ground
john mclaughlindo you hear the voices you left behind?electric guitarist
The crusadersended as lovershealing the woundscl
clara bleythe girl who cried champagnesextet
grover washington, jr.moonstreamsfeels so good
payton, belden, yahel, hart, and drummondmontezumamysterious shortershorter
courtney pine#5resistance
donald byrdjamieethiopian nights
john coltraneresolultiona love supreme
al jarreaudinosaurtenderness
michael camilo and tomatitospainspain
Branford Marsalisthe ruby and the pearleternal
joshusa redmanhide and seekfreedom in the groove
lee ritenourfat albert rotundarhythm sessions
jack dejohnettewitchi tia tomusic for the fifth world
buckshot lefonquemona lisas and mad hattersbuck shot lefonque
Frank McCombgolden ladyThe truth vol 2
frank mccombActions Speaks louder then wordsThe Truth
Frank McCombTo the leftStraight from the Vault
Frank McComba tribute to the mastersa tribute to the master
Frank McComblove naturallylove stories

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 09/29/2012

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oliver lakemusic, music, musicmatador of 1st and 1st
lee ritenourdolphins don't dancerhythm sessions
joey defrancescoeighty onesnap shot
jimmy mcgriffback on trackelectric funk
john pattonfootprintsmemphis to new york spirit
Medeski Martin & Woodsyreeda's song fluteits a jungle in here
george dukespring is herein a mellow tone
deep blue organtell me something goodwonderful
deep blue organnever knew love like this beforedeep blue
essence all starsold wine new bottlesorganic grooves
charles earlandtackheadthe almighty burner
The Bob Sneider and Joe Locke film noir projectchina townfallen angel
terrence blanchardchinatownjazz in film
silvano monasteriosblack saintmonasterios
courtney pinethe unknown warriorsmodern day jazz stories
joe lockelauraforce of four
joe lockelaurasound tracks
paul motianblue pearlplay monk and powel


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