The younger brother of Hubert Laws
, Ronnie Laws
has a nice soulful sound on tenor, but has never seriously pursued playing jazz. Throughout his career, which includes early-'70s gigs with Quincy Jones
, his brother, Ramsey Lewis
, and Earth, Wind & Fire
has essentially been an R&B player. He has led his own albums since 1975, but recorded very little of interest to the jazz world, although he is often listed on Billboard's contemporary jazz chart.