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Turn It UP! with World Renowned Saxophonist Ronnie Laws

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Ronnie Laws has a soulful sound on tenor that ushered in a new era of Jazz-Funk Fusion that help shape contemporary jazz as we know it today.  Laws has a proven natural art of combining the exploratory heart of Jazz with the broader reaching strains of Soul and Pop music. His iconic career, includes early-'70s gigs with Quincy Jones, Ramsey Lewis, Earth, Wind & Fire Howard Hewett, Hugh Masekela and his brother, Hubert Laws. He is often listed on Billboard's contemporary jazz chart

His first hit, “Always There” , was one of the most popular, sax-driven, cross-over hits of the 70’s Jazz-FunkFusion era. He pioneered the sensualization of the soprano sax with Quiet Storm gems such as “Grace”, “Karmen”, and “Just Love”. Pressure Sensitive, Fever, and Friends and Strangers (Blue Note 1978), the title track of his third album, all propelled to gold status.

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