Ronald Wayne “Ronnie” Laws (born October 3, 1950, Houston, Texas) is an American jazz, blues and funk saxophonist. He is the younger brother of jazz flutist Hubert Laws and the older brother of singer Debra Laws.
In 1975, Ronnie Laws began his solo career with the album Pressure Sensitive, which yielded his most famous instrumental song, “Always There.” The song became an instant jazz-funk classic, covered by numerous artists.
Laws has also recorded with numerous other artists, including Arthur Adams, Howard Hewett, Brian Culbertson, Ramsey Lewis, Jeff Lorber, Hugh Masekela, Alphonse Mouzon, David Sea, and Sister Sledge.
Below are one sound clip with the full album “Flame” and a great video with the tune “Mr Magic”.
Ronnie Laws – “Flame” / Full album (1978)
Ronnie Laws – “Mr Magic” live at Elisabeth Park in Trenton, Michigan. (2011)
The band is really grooving and notice the drummer Ron Otis (great swing and tight)