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CalArts Alumnus, Ravi Coltrane, riffs on his music and his taste in ice cream

October 01, 2013
NPR

By Lara Pellegrinelli

Ravi Coltrane's Favorite 'Ice Cream' Flavor

Like a piece of gym equipment that always yields a great workout, most musicians have favorite tunes. For saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, "Who Wants Ice Cream" by trumpeter Ralph Alessi has proven especially fertile, drawing him back again and again since he recorded it as part of the album Spirit Fiction.

Coltrane is expected to play the tune during our webcast of his performance Live at the Village Vanguard Wednesday night. In an interview, he offered a musical primer to explain its lasting appeal — and his taste in frozen treats. Read more.

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