Ronald Wayne "Ronnie" Laws (born October 3, 1950, Houston, Texas) is an American jazz, rhythm and blues and funk saxophonist. He is the younger brother of jazz flautist Hubert Laws and the older brother of Debra Laws.
Laws is the fifth of eight children born to Hubert Laws, Sr. and Miola Luverta Donahue.
Laws attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, for two years. In 1972, Laws joined the fledgling group Earth, Wind & Fire, playing saxophone and flute on their album Last Days and Time. He left the band soon afterwards, long before they achieved their commercial success.
In 1975, he began his solo career with the album Pressure Sensitive, which yielded his most famous instrumental song, "Always There." The song became an instant jazz-funk classic, covered by numerous artists.
In 1978 he released the album titled Flame under United ArtistsЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Tribute to the Legendary Eddie Harris [альбом]
- Pressure Sensitive [1975, альбом]
- Friends and Strangers [1977, альбом]
- Flame [1978, альбом]
- Every Generation [1980, альбом]
- Identity [1990, альбом]
- Brotherhood [1993, альбом]
- Deep Soul [1993, альбом]
- Fever [17.07.1993, альбом]
- In the Groove [1995, альбом]
- Pressure [10.1995, альбом]
- Pressure [16.10.1995, альбом]
- Dream a Little [2000, альбом]
- Everlasting [09.03.2004, альбом]
- Mr. Nice Guy [23.08.2004, альбом]
- Solid Ground [17.06.2008, альбом]
- Voices in the Water [2009, альбом]
- Classic Masters [1984, сборник]
- The Best of Ronnie Laws [29.02.1992, сборник]
- Midnite Jazz & Blues: Smooth Jazz [2000, сборник]
- Friends and Strangers + Flame [06.09.2010, сборник]