Spirit Fiction http://wrti.org en Ravi Coltrane: A Noble Sound, Witness To Its Heritage http://wrti.org/post/ravi-coltrane-noble-sound-witness-its-heritage The jazz musician Ravi Coltrane, 47, didn't make his burden any lighter by choosing to play tenor and soprano saxophones — the same instruments his father, John Coltrane, indelibly stamped with his influence.<p>Ravi knew early he needed his own voice. On tenor, he has his own ways of bending and inflecting a note, applying flexible vibrato. Even when his noble sound bears witness to his heritage, Ravi Coltrane can draw on his father's language and make it his own.<p>On tenor or liquid-mercury soprano sax, Ravi Coltrane is no nostalgist. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:49:00 +0000 Kevin Whitehead 4161 at http://wrti.org Ravi Coltrane: A Noble Sound, Witness To Its Heritage