National Public Radio’s series “Mom And Dad’s Record Collection” recently featured Ravi Coltrane, who has followed his father as a tenor and soprano saxophonist. John died when Ravi was two years old. Most of his son’s early musical memories stem from records his pianist and harpist mother Alice played when he and his siblings were children. He told NPR’s Robert Siegel:
I remember my mother playing lots of symphonic music. Specifically, my mom was a great admirer of Igor Stravinsky. Her favorite pieces were The Rite of Spring and, more so, the Firebird Suite.
To hear Siegel’s five minutes with Ravi Coltrane, go here and click on “Listen Now.”
To see and hear Stravinsky, at 82, conduct the thrilling final moments of The Firebird, click on the arrow: