As an emerging jazz guitarist in the early 1970s, Muldrow connected with soul-jazz saxophonist Eddie Harris and contributed to many of his Atlantic albums from 1971 to 1976 and reunited with the saxophonist on Listen Here (1982).
A teenage Muldrow heard jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery play "Canadian Sunset" on the radio and was captivated. His first big-time gig was with the Staple Singers, a gospel group. He also taught at various colleges and had published guitar-instruction books.
Muldrow began forming bands in high school and earned a bachelor's in jazz studies from Roosevelt University in Illinois and a master's in studio and jazz guitar from the USC Thornton School of Music.
- 1991: Gnowing As leader (L + R) with Larry Goldings and Jimmy Madison
- 1995: Diaspora (Enja Records)
- 1996: Facing Wes (Kokopelli Records)
- Freedom's Serenade (Double-Time Records)
With Eddie Harris
- Instant Death (Atlantic, 1971)
- Eddie Harris Sings the Blues (Atlantic, 1972)
- Excursions (Atlantic, 1966–73)
- Is It In (Atlantic, 1973)
- I Need Some Money (Atlantic, 1975)
- Bad Luck Is All I Have (Atlantic, 1975)
- That Is Why You're Overweight (Atlantic, 1975)
- The Reason Why I'm Talking S--t (Atlantic, 1975)
- How Can You Live Like That? (Atlantic, 1976)
- Listen Here! (Enja, 1992)
With Luther Thomas
- Yo' Momma (Moers Music, 1981)
- Nelson, Valerie J. "Obituaries: Ronald Muldrow, 57; jazz guitarist recorded with saxophonist Eddie Harris." Los Angeles Times. February 11, 2007. http://articles.latimes.com/2007/feb/11/local/me-muldrow11
- Muldrow, Ronald. Fundamentals of Funk for Guitar: Electric Guiar/Funk. Mel Bay Publications, Inc. 1996. ISBN 0-7866-8072-5