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Moving Pictures / Ravi Coltrane


Release Date: 08/20/2010 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 55887  
Composer:  Ravi Coltrane
Performer:  Lonnie PlaxicoMichael CainRavi ColtraneJeff "Tain" Watts
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Track Listing
1. Interlude- Thursday
2. Narcine
3. Tones for Jobe Kain
4. In Three for Thee
5. Peace
6. Search for Peace
7. Mixed Media
8. High Windows
9. Inner Urge
10. When You Dream
11. Outerlude- Still Thursday

Personnel: Ravi Coltrane (tenor & soprano saxophone); Michael Cain (piano); Lonnie Plaxico (bass); Jeff "Tain" Watts (drums).

Additional personnel: Steve Coleman (alto saxophone); Ralph Alessi (trumpet).

Ancient Vibrations: Junior Gabu Wedderbum, Jeremiah McFarlane (djembe); Clyde Wedderbum (djoun djoun).

Recorded at Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, New York on
Read more October 15-17, 1997. Includes liner notes by Amiri Baraka.

Personnel: Ravi Coltrane (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Steve Coleman (alto saxophone); Ralph Alessi (trumpet); Michael Cain (piano); Jeff "Tain" Watts (drums); Jeremiah McFarlane, Junior "Gabu" Wedderburn (djembe); Ancient Vibrations (percussion).

Audio Mixers: Joseph Marciano; Ravi Coltrane; Steve Coleman.

Liner Note Authors: Amiri Baraka; Ravi Coltrane.

Recording information: Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY (10/15/1997-10/17/1997).

Photographers: Dorothy Low; Darlene DeVita; Jimmy Katz.

Unknown Contributor Roles: Ancient Vibrations; Junior "Gabu" Wedderburn.

All modern saxophonists stand in the shadow of John Coltrane, but that shadow must be overwhelming for his son, Ravi Coltrane. Ravi certainly opened himself up to criticism by pursuing the saxophone as his main instrument, but he was smart enough not to play in the style of his father, opting to follow the influence of straight-ahead hard boppers like Joe Henderson. It was a wise move, since Ravi has a rich, warm tone and deft style that makes his melodic, well-structured compositions all the more appealing. Moving Pictures, his debut record, is mainly comprised of originals, with covers of Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Horace Silver, and Wayne Shorter songs thrown in for good measure. Working with drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts, bassist Lonnie Plaxico, and pianist Michael Cain, Coltrane achieves a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere on his first session. It may not offer anything new, but Moving Pictures is a promising debut from a young saxophonist who may have a lot to offer on his own terms.
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Works on This Recording

1. Interlude - Thursday by Ravi Coltrane
Performer:  Lonnie Plaxico (Double Bass), Michael Cain (Piano), Ravi Coltrane (Saxophone),
Jeff "Tain" Watts (Drums)
2. Narcine by Ravi Coltrane
Performer:  Lonnie Plaxico (Double Bass), Michael Cain (Piano), Ravi Coltrane (Saxophone),
Jeff "Tain" Watts (Drums)
3. Tones For Jobe Kain by Ravi Coltrane
Performer:  Lonnie Plaxico (Double Bass), Michael Cain (Piano), Ravi Coltrane (Saxophone),
Jeff "Tain" Watts (Drums)
4. In Three For Thee by Ravi Coltrane
Performer:  Lonnie Plaxico (Double Bass), Michael Cain (Piano), Ravi Coltrane (Saxophone),
Jeff "Tain" Watts (Drums)
5. Peace by Ravi Coltrane
Performer:  Lonnie Plaxico (Double Bass), Michael Cain (Piano), Ravi Coltrane (Saxophone),
Jeff "Tain" Watts (Drums)
6. Search For Peace by Ravi Coltrane
Performer:  Lonnie Plaxico (Double Bass), Michael Cain (Piano), Ravi Coltrane (Saxophone),
Jeff "Tain" Watts (Drums)
7. Mixed Media by Ravi Coltrane
Performer:  Lonnie Plaxico (Double Bass), Michael Cain (Piano), Ravi Coltrane (Saxophone),
Jeff "Tain" Watts (Drums)
8. High Windows by Ravi Coltrane
Performer:  Lonnie Plaxico (Double Bass), Michael Cain (Piano), Ravi Coltrane (Saxophone),
Jeff "Tain" Watts (Drums)
9. Inner Urge by Ravi Coltrane
Performer:  Lonnie Plaxico (Double Bass), Michael Cain (Piano), Ravi Coltrane (Saxophone),
Jeff "Tain" Watts (Drums)
10. When You Dream by Ravi Coltrane
Performer:  Lonnie Plaxico (Double Bass), Michael Cain (Piano), Ravi Coltrane (Saxophone),
Jeff "Tain" Watts (Drums)
11. Outerlude - Still Thursday by Ravi Coltrane
Performer:  Lonnie Plaxico (Double Bass), Michael Cain (Piano), Ravi Coltrane (Saxophone),
Jeff "Tain" Watts (Drums)

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