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Ronnie Foster

Ronnie Foster - keyboards, Hammond organ

Ronnie Foster began playing piano at the age of 4. By age 12 he had switched to Hammond organ and became a student of the jazz great Jimmy Smith. At age 15, Ronnie started playing with George Benson on weekends, while still in school. After graduating from high school Ronnie began a two-year stint with The Billy Wooten Trio. Eventually, Ronnie began playing New York clubs. At 20 he got a call from New York that Saxophonist great Stanley Turrentine was looking for a new organist. He did one gig with Stanley. Word of Ronnie was traveling fast.

While he waited for the call about the next Turrentine gig, guitar legend Grant Green heard that Ronnie was in New York. Green hired Ronnie to go on the road. This event would prove to be a turning point for Ronnie as it offered him his first recording session experience; “Grant Green Alive.” This important session led Ronnie to a recording contract of his own with Blue Note Records.

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Albums

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The Racer
Prestige Records
1987
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You're The One
Prestige Records
1979
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Delight
Prestige Records
1979
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Midnight Plane
Prestige Records
1978
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Love Satellite
Prestige Records
1978
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Cheshire Cat
Prestige Records
1975
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Videos

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