Ravi Coltrane | Blending Times [Savoy Jazz, 2009]Tenor saxophonist Ravi Coltrane has put the finishing touches on his long-awaited new recording “BLENDING TIMES” which is set for release on the Savoy Jazz label on January 13th. The follow up to the Grammy-nominated “In Flux” (a recording Ben Ratliff of the New York Times placed at #3 on his Top Ten Jazz Recordings of 2005), Coltrane again performs primarily with his stellar quartet consisting of Luis Perdomo on piano, Drew Gress on bass and E.J. Strickland on drums. He also invited special guests Charlie Haden and harpist Brandee Younger to perform for a poignant turn as a trio. In addition, Coltrane will be a featured performer in the Blue Note 7—a touring septet which will embark on a 51 date tour of concert halls in 50 cities beginning in January to celebrate Blue Note’s 70th Anniversary.