Monday, July 30, 2007

Ravi Coltrane interviewed

When growing up in California's San Fernando Valley nobody knew that he was John Coltrane's son, Ravi Coltrane tells Paul de Barros ( Seattle Times ). Every three or four years somebody came up to him and said something like ... Coltrane, wasn't that a famous blues singer? At the beginning of his career Ravi was mostly interested in classical and film music. He later he decided to play jazz. Ravi never knew his father who died when the son was just 2 years old. He says he probably never would have taken up the saxophone if people around him had always treated him as John Coltrane's son.

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