Pressure Sensitive

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Pressure Sensitive
Pressure Sensitive.jpg
Studio album by Ronnie Laws
Released 1975
Recorded March-April, 1975
Genre Jazz
Length 34:54
Label Blue Note
Producer George Butler and Wayne Henderson
Ronnie Laws chronology
Pressure Sensitive

Pressure Sensitive is the debut album by American saxophonist Ronnie Laws. It was recorded in 1975 and released on the Blue Note label.[1] The album was produced by George Butler and Wayne Henderson, the co-founder of The Crusaders.[2][3]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated, "this obviously commercial effort (every song fades out before it hits the five-minute mark) can only be recommended in comparison to Ronnie Laws's later more inferior recordings".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ronnie Laws except as indicated
  1. "Always There" (William Jeffrey, Ronnie Laws) - 4:52
  2. "Momma" (Roland Bautista) - 4:20
  3. "Never Be the Same" (Bautista, Mike Cavanaugh, Laws) - 4:23
  4. "Tell Me Something Good" (Stevie Wonder) - 4:50
  5. "Nothing to Lose" - 4:54
  6. "Tidal Wave" (Jeffrey) - 4:08
  7. "Why Do You Laugh at Me?" (Wayne Henderson) - 3:55
  8. "Mis' Mary's Place" - 3:32
  • Recorded at Angel City Sound in Los Angeles, California in March-April, 1975.



  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed January 25, 2011
  2. ^ a b c Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed January 25, 2011
  3. ^ Coryell, Julie and Laura Friedman (2000) Jazz-Rock Fusion: The People, The Music, p. 303. Hal Leonard Corporation At Google Books. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 124. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.