2012 Blue Note debut from saxophonist and composer Ravi Coltrane. The 11-track album features two different band lineups, each with a unique expressive urgency. Several tracks feature Coltrane's long-term quartet with pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Drew Gress and drummer E.J. Strickland. Coltrane also enlisted a quintet featuring trumpeter Ralph Alessi, pianist Geri Allen, bassist James Genus and drummer Eric Harland, the personnel featured on his sophomore release from the Round Box. Coltrane's label mate and fellow saxophonist Joe Lovano served as co-producer of the album along with Coltrane. Lovano also plays alongside Coltrane and Allen on Paul Motian's 'Fantasm' and joins the quintet for an explosive version of Ornette Coleman's 'Check Out Time'. Spirit Fiction also includes six original compositions by Coltrane and three by Alessi.
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