Friday 10 July 2015

Ravi Coltrane Quartet comes to Newcastle

US tenor saxophone giant Ravi Coltrane will appear at the Sage Gateshead on July 15th. He appears with a quartet featuring Scott Colley on bass, Adam Rogers on guitar and Nate Smith on drums.

Ravi has recently toured extensively with his quartet with David Virelles, Jonathan Blake and Dezron Douglar (read our review of their Howard Assembly Room gig here) so audiences are in for a treat as Ravi brings this new quartet to the North for their only UK appearance in summer.

Coltrane is now adding to his arsenal of excellent combos, this time featuring long-time cohorts Adam Rogers on guitar, Scott Colley on bass and Nate Smith on drums. He guides the new Quartet with his signature seriousness of purpose, fire, and profundity, led by his distinctive sound on his saxophone.

The ethereal quality of his tone renders even his most intense, intricate passage work immensely attractive and…the sheer luster of his sound and nimbleness of his technique play gently on the ear Chicago Tribune

You can book tickets for this gig on the Sage website.

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