The Phil Ranelin Jazz Ensemble

Friday, August 22, 2014 | 6 pm

Phil Ranelin's music has been categorized in the Japanese jazz press as "spiritual jazz." He is inspired by Sun Ra, John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Abdul Rahim Ibrahim (Doug Carn), and other jazz leaders who create music that raises the spiritual consciousness of their audiences. Ranelin's technical mastery of the slide trombone is in the J. J. Johnson tradition and expands into calls of nature, the human voice, and futuristic techno sounds. He is known around the globe as a composer, arranger, leader of his ensemble, a sideman for Freddie Hubbard, and cofounder of Detroit's TRIBE indie-jazz movement.

Presented as part of Jazz at LACMA, taking place every Friday through November. Check out the full schedule of upcoming concerts.

LACMA, BP Grand Entrance
Free and open to the public
Note: Please, no outside alcohol and no glass bottles.

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This concert is sponsored by the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.


Jazz at LACMA is made possible in part by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.  Broadcasts are made possible through the support of the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky with additional support from the Johnny Mercer Foundation.Promotional support provided by media sponsor KJAZZ 88.1 and community partner Amoeba Music.

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