Salima's Dance – Ronnie Mathews

Named for Ronnie's daughter and her love of dancing, this is a simple, blues-like song with an even-8ths 3/4 groove. Transcriptions are available of Ronnie's solo piano intros on both recordings, plus his Solo Piano Arrangement.

Ronnie Mathews

December 2, 1935 – June 28, 2008

Ronnie Mathews was born in Brooklyn, NY. He studied at Brooklyn College, and also with pianist/composer/arranger Hall Overton starting in 1953, then continuing his music education at Manhattan School Of Music from 1955-1958. He played with Gloria Lynne (1958-1960) and started his small group jazz recording career with Charles Persip And The Jazz Statesmen for Bethlehem records on April 2, 1960. He also performed with Kenny Dorham in 1960 and 1961, as well as recording in 1961 on sessions with leaders Clifford Jordan (February 14), Roland Alexander (June 17), his own trio session for Savoy (June 19, unissued), Bill Hardman (October 18), and Junior Cook (December 4). Read more...

15 songs available.