Ronnie Mathews

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Birthday
2, 1935
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jun 28, 2008 (72)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
2, 1935
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jun 28, 2008 (72)

About

Jazz artist who contributed to hundreds of recordings and toured as a sideman with such artists as Max Roach.

Before Fame

He started performing with Roach, Freddie Hubbard, and Roy Haynes in his twenties.

Trivia

His contributions to jazz over the decades were largely unrecognized, but those who did notice him often placed him in the same ranks as Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, and McCoy Tyner.

Family Life

His family raised him in the Brooklyn neighborhood of New York.

Associated With

He performed with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers around the same time as another great but unheralded jazz pianist, Mulgrew Miller.