Larry Ritchie

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Larry Ritchie was a jazz drummer and record/CD producer. He was born in Brooklyn, New York as Lawrence Ritchie to Walter Ritchie, an electrician, and Pearl Ritchie, a domestic worker, both of whom were migrants from rural Virginia.

He has recorded with John Coltrane,[1] Ray Draper, and Jackie McLean. Examples of his jazz work are provided by McLean's Strange Blues (1957) and Freddie Redd's Music from The Connection (1960).[2]

Ritchie was also a talented painter and by the mid-1960s, he devoted more of his time to painting than to music.


With John Coltrane

  • Like Sonny (Capitol, 1958–60)[3]

With Ray Draper

With Jackie McLean

With Freddie Redd


  1. ^ May, Chris (2009-10-16). "More extended analysis: John Coltrane: Side Steps". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  2. ^ Becton, Eddie (2005-12-02). "CD/LP/Review: The Music from The Connection". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 285. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.

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