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Jazz Faculty: Ron McClure

NYU Jazz bass and composition faculty member Ron McClure has performed and/or recorded with artists as early as 1963 including: Mose Allison, Chet Baker, Tony Bennett, Richie Beirach, Blood,Sweat & Tears, Paul Bley, Carla Bley, Randy Brecker, Gary Burton, George Cables , Stanley Cowell, Jack DeJohnette’s Directions, Art Farmer, Joe Farrell, Michael Franks, Maynard Ferguson, The Fourth Way, Stan Getz, Slide Hampton, Joe Henderson, Conrad Herwig, Freddy Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Keith Jarrett, Wynton Kelly, Jackie Byard, Lee Konitz, Michel LeGrand, Dave Liebman, Charles Lloyd, Marian McPartland, Herbie Mann, Thelonious Monk, Wes Montgomery, Frank Morgan, Michel Petrucianni,  The Pointer Sisters. Quest. Buddy Rich, George Russell, James  Spaulding, Sonny Stitt, Sarah Vaughn, Dionne Warwicke, The Jazz Foundation Orchestra, The Spirit of Life Ensemble.

Ron has been a recording arts for record companies including Steeple Chase, Naxos Jazz, Ken Music and EMP/EPC Records.  He has recorded over twenty CD's as a leader on Steeple Chase.
 
A Selected Discography includes:

Blood,Sweat & Tears, New City  (1975), Columbia 33484                  
Carla Bley, Escalator over the Hill (1970), JCOA                                       
The Fourth Way, The Werwolf   (1970), Harvest 666             
Julian Priester, Love, Love  (1970), ECM 1044            
The Pointer Sisters, That’s A Plenty  (1973) Blue Thumb 6009(GOLD) Peter J. Martin
George Russell, Live in an American Time Spiral (1984) Soul Note 1049           
Joe Henderson, In Pursuit of Blackness  (1970) Milestone 9034
Joe Henderson & Woody Shaw, Jazz Patterns  (1970) Everest FS363 
Cal Tjader, Aqua Dolce  (1969) Fantacy 8416         
Wynton Kelly Trio, Full View   (1966) Milestone VJD-28066     
Charles Lloyd, Love In   (1966) Atlantic LP
Maynard Ferguson, 6 By 6 (1964) Mainstream MDC725