Ronald Muldrow

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Ronald Muldrow (February 2, 1949 in Chicago – January 31, 2007 in Los Angeles) was a soul jazz and hard bop jazz guitarist.[1]

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).[2]

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.[3] He also taught at various colleges and had published guitar-instruction books.[4]

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.


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As sideman[edit]

With Eddie Harris

With Luther Thomas


  1. ^ Nelson, Valerie J. "Obituaries: Ronald Muldrow, 57; jazz guitarist recorded with saxophonist Eddie Harris." Los Angeles Times. February 11, 2007.
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  4. ^ Muldrow, Ronald. Fundamentals of Funk for Guitar: Electric Guiar/Funk. Mel Bay Publications, Inc. 1996. ISBN 0-7866-8072-5

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