Ron McClure at Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, Half Moon Bay, California, June 21, 1987
|Born||November 22, 1941|
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
|Genres||Jazz, jazz rock|
|Labels||Bellaphon, Ken, Steeplechase|
|Associated acts||Blood, Sweat & Tears|
Ron McClure (born November 22, 1941) is a jazz bassist.
McClure was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He started on piano at age five, and later played accordion and bass. McClure studied privately with Joseph Iadone and, later, with Hall Overton and Don Sebesky. McClure attended the Hartt School of Music,graduating in 1963.
New Haven is a coastal city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. With a population of 129,779 as determined by the 2010 United States Census, it is the second-largest city in Connecticut after Bridgeport. New Haven is the principal municipality of Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010.
Don Sebesky is an American jazz trombonist, keyboardist and arranger.
McClure worked in the Buddy Rich Sextet in 1963. He then joined Maynard Ferguson's big bandand, afterwards, Herbie Mann in 1964; and then assumed the bass chair in the Wynton Kelly Trio vacated by Paul Chambers in 1965 (playing behind guitarist Wes Montgomery).
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In 1974, McClure joined Blood, Sweat & Tears , staying through 1975 and performing on three albums: Mirror Image, New City and In Concert.
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In the 1980s, he joined Quest, led by saxophonist Dave Liebman, which also included drummer Billy Hart and pianist Richie Beirach.He also recorded a duo album with pianist Michel Petrucciani. McClure's major engagements in the 1990s through the early 2000s were with Lee Konitz, and then with the reassembled Quest.
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