McClure, Ron(ald Dix)

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McClure, Ron(ald Dix)

McClure, Ron(ald Dix) , bass player, composer; b. New Haven, Conn., Nov. 22, 1941. He has a B.A. from Hartt Coll. and did additional studies in arranging with Don Sebesky and composition with Hall Overton. He played in the Charles Lloyd Quartet and Fourth Way, and also was in groups led by Wynton Kelly, Buddy Rich, Marian McPartland, Most Allison, Jack De-Johnette, Dave Liebman, Thelonious Monk, and Tony Bennett; he recorded with Jerry Hahn, Julian Priester, Cal Tjader and the Pointer Sisters; and spent three years with Blood, Sweat and Tears. McClure taught full time in 1971–72, and has taught steadily since then at N.Y.U. School of Ed. and elsewhere. He has also recorded and performed with George Russell, Tom Harrell, John Scofield, John Abercrombie, Richie Bierach, and Vincent Herring. He has been active around N.Y. since the early 1970s.


Home Base (1979); Descendants (1980); Yesterday’s Tomorrow (1989); Mcjolt (1989); Never Forget (1990); Tonight Only (1991); Inspiration (1991); Never Was (1995).

—Lewis Porter

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