EMI’s Blue Note Records is proud to announce the signing of saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Ravi Coltrane. Coltrane will be entering the studio in December to record his debut as a leader for the label, which is due to be released in Spring 2011. Coltrane has previously recorded for the label as a member of The Blue Note 7, the all-star septet that released the album Mosaic: A Celebration of Blue Note Records and embarked on an extensive North American tour in honor of the label’s 70th anniversary in 2009.
This Fall, Coltrane will be going out on a short run of U.S. tour dates with his quartet to prepare material for the new recording, including engagements at the Village Vanguard in New York (Sept. 21-26), Yoshi’s in Oakland (Dec. 3-5), The Dakota in Minneapolis (Dec. 6-7), and the Jazz Showcase in Chicago (Dec. 9-12). In addition to a European tour with the Saxophone Summit in November, Coltrane will also be heading to London this month where he will be doing a BBC Radio 1 session and performing at the London Institute of Contemporary Arts with his cousin, the experimental hip-hop and electronic music producer Flying Lotus (born Steven Ellison), on whose acclaimed new album Cosmogramma Coltrane also appears. For a complete tour schedule please visit http://www.ravicoltrane.com. Continue reading