In the course of a 20+ year career, Ravi Coltrane has worked as a sideman to many, recorded noteworthy albums for himself and others and founded a prominent independent record label, RKM. The son of John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane, Ravi was raised in Los Angeles where his family moved after his father’s death in 1967. Alice Coltrane, was a significant influence on Ravi and it was he who encouraged Alice to return to performance and the recording studio after a long absence. Subsequently, Ravi produced and played on Alice Coltrane’s powerful, Translinear Light, which was released in 2004.
Ravi has released six albums as a leader. His latest, Spirit Fiction, was released in 2012 for the Blue Note label. Additional credits include performances as well as recordings with Elvin Jones, Terence Blanchard, Kenny Baron, Steve Coleman, McCoy Tyner, Jack DeJohnette, Matt Garrison, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Geri Allen, Joanne Brackeem, The Blue Note 7, among others. He is a co-leader of the Saxophone Summit with Joe Lovano and Dave Liebman. Ravi lives in Brooklyn, NY and maintains a fast-paced touring, recording, composing and performance schedule.