1010 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Category: Bars and Clubs
Region: Minneapolis (Downtown)
Ravi Coltrane, 48, has long since dealt with the legacy of his parents — saxophone titan John Coltrane and illustrious pianist/composer Alice Coltrane — as well as his namesake, sitarist Ravi Shankar. Rather than merely enduring his lineage, Ravi, who plays tenor and soprano like his father, has established his own rep as a contemporary artist. On last year's Spirit Fiction, his first album for Blue Note, Coltrane's lithe horns snake through the heart of two different ensembles: one, tighter and a little darker, his then-decade-old quartet with pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Drew Gress, and drummer E.J. Strickland; the other, more mercurial and elastic, a reunion of an older group with trumpeter Ralph Alessi, pianist Geri Allen, bassist James Genus, and drummer Eric Harland. He's now leading a new quartet featuring pianist David Virelles, bassist Dezron Douglas, and drummer Johnathan Blake.
Thu., Sept. 19, 7 & 9 p.m., 2013