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Ravi Coltrane Quintet: Live at Zellerback Theatre on 1/14/12

Report and photos on performance by saxophonist and his group at Annenberg Center in Philadelphia

Ravi Coltrane Quintet in performance at Zellerbach Theatre in Philadelphia
Ravi Coltrane in performance at Zellerbach Theatre in Philadelphia
David Virelles with the Ravi Coltrane Quintet in performance at Zellerbach Theatre in Philadelphia
Karriem Riggins with the Ravi Coltrane Quintet in performance at Zellerbach Theatre in Philadelphia

As part of the celebration of the 40th Anniversary and the Jazz Series at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, jazz enthusiasts were delighted by an evening of robust and distinctive saxophone sound of saxophonist and composer Ravi Coltrane.

Ravi Coltrane led his quintet fearlessly into freely spontaneous improvisation. The quintet featured longtime collaborator Ralph Alessi on trumpet, pianist David Virelles, bassist Robert Hurst and drummer Karriem Riggins. The band offered music of considerable intellectual depth and warmth complemented by Coltrane’s soprano saxophone sound.

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