Ronnie Mathews – Roots, Branches & Dances

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Roots, Branches & Dances is an album by pianist Ronnie Mathews which was recorded in 1978 and released on the Bee Hive label.

“The music is essentially advanced hard bop with a few surprises tossed in. An intriguing set. – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
1. “Selima’s Dance” Ronnie Mathews 7:40
2. “It Don’t Mean a Thing” Duke Ellington, Irving Mills 6:50
3. “Hi-Fly” Randy Weston 6:08
4. “Thews’ Blues” Mathews 7:00
5. “Susanita” Ray Drummond 8:30
6. “Reflections” Thelonious Monk 5:08

Ronnie Mathews – piano
Frank Foster – soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
Ray Drummond – bass
Al Foster – drums
Azzedin Weston – congas, percussion


Released: 1979
Recorded: December 7, 1978
Studio: Master Sound Productions, Franklin Square, NY
Length: 41:16
Label: Bee Hive Records BH 7008
Producer: Jim Neumann, Susan Neumann