The latest artist to sign to EMI’s Blue Note Records is 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. (The artists’ father John Coltrane made his landmark 1957 album Blue Train with Blue Note). 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.
Pictured from left to right: Blue Note A&R exec Eli Wolf, Blue Note Chairman Emeritus Bruce Lundvall, Ravid Contrane, Blue Note President Ian Ralfini.
This Fall, Coltrane will be going out on a short run of U.S. tour dates, followed by stops in London and other parts of Europe. More tour details available here.