Ravi Coltrane was but 2 years old when his father, tenor saxophonist John Coltrane, one of the greatest (and most controversial) figures in jazz history, passed away in 1967. Raised by his mother, the late pianist and harpist Alice Coltrane, Ravi grew up in a music-immersed household of which jazz was only a part. "Early on, I listened to a lot of R&B, soul music, popular music of the day: James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, Motown music, [and] Earth, Wind and Fire," Coltrane affirms in a quote on his management's Web site. "I had to reach my late teens and go through profound family changes before [jazz] became a dominant... More >>>