John Coltrane tunes. This night at Shapeshifter they played originals and stretched out some improv at times and ended with one John Coltrane piece. It was fantastic. I only went to the first set, but I'm sure the 2nd was phenomenal as well. They were filming and recording, so hopefully something will show up at some point.
This gathering of musicians will be the celebration of an
original event curated by Jack DeJohnette nearly 20 years ago. Jack
brought Ravi and Matthew together for the first time to play the music
of John Coltrane and the performance took place at The Brooklyn
Museum.20 years on, the idea is reborn and will be presented at
ShapeShifter Lab, a new venue owned and operated by Matthew Garrison and
his business partner Fortuna Sung.
Jack, Ravi and Matthew will explore open improvisation territory as
well as their own compositions. Power, elegance, and wide open
creativity are words that come to mind when defining this presentation.
This is a gathering of artists that has historical significance and
more importantly a deep personal meaning to the three musicians whose
lives and families have been intertwined for as long as they can