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Ron Horton 
 
Sin dal 1982 Ron Horton è stato una parte integrante della cosiddetta scena d'avanguardia newyorkesee sia in virtu delle sue qualità straordinarie di trombettista che di arrangiatore e compositore progressista. Sia come leader che in qualità di session man egli ha sempre mostrato una attitudine ad espandere gli esistenti perimetri del jazz.Horton ha fatto lungamente parte di molti progetti musicali con leaders come il sassofonista Jane Ira Bloom (1983-2000), il pianista Andrew Hill from 1998 until 2003: Horton inoltre è stato ed è un integrale collaboratore del New York's Jazz Composers Collective insieme a Ben Allison, Michael Blake... Horton è anche un membro originario del HNP, insieme a Frank Kimbrough e Ben Allison, un progetto dedicato alla ripresentazione di musiche del grande pianista scomparso Herbie Nichols. Attualmente oltre ai suoi progetti fa parte attivamente del "Will Holshouser Trio", "Sam Bardfeld Quintet" and "Ben Allison's "New Quartet".
Ron Horton è nato nel 1960 a Bethesda, Maryland ed ha suonato collaborando con Lee Konitz, Rez Abbasi, Phillip Johnston, Andy Laster, Mick Rossi, Matt Wilson, Bill Gerhardt, Bill Mays, Peggy Stern, Allan Chase, Andy Biskin, Ted Nash, Jon Gordon, John McKenna, Walter Thompson, Diana Perez, Billy Newman, Mario Pavone, Tina Marsh...


Since 1982, trumpeter Ron Horton has been an integral part of New York's flourishing jazz scene and he stands out both as an exemplary instrumentalist and as a highly progressive composer and arranger. Whether called upon as a sideman or as a leader of one of his own ensembles, he shows that he is committed to further expanding the existing perimeters of jazz.
Horton has had many long musical associations with leaders such as saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom (1983-2000) and pianist Andrew Hill. He was a member of Hill's sextet from 1998 until 2003, and appears on the group's critically acclaimed cd, Dusk (Palmetto 2000). He was also musical director and co-arranger for Hill's big band, and is featured on the cd, A Beautiful Day (Palmetto 2002).
Horton has also had an integral collaboration with New York's Jazz Composers Collective, going back to its inception in 1992, and appears on several cds by the other members of the group, such as Ben Allison and Michael Blake, as well as the collective's Herbie Nicthols. He is an original member of the HNP, a group co-led by Frank Kimbrough and Allison, that is dedic to performing known and unknown compositions of the late, great pianist. In 1995, Horton went to the Library of Congress and uncovered over three dozen of Nichols' songs that had never been recorded. Several of these works appear on the three cds released by the HNP on Soul Note and Palmetto.
Ron Horton was born in 1960 in Bethesda, Maryland, and has been frequently called on as a sideman to perform and/or record with such artists as Lee Konitz, Rez Abbasi, Phillip Johnston, Andy Laster, Mick Rossi, Matt Wilson, Bill Gerhardt, Bill Mays, Peggy Stern, Allan Chase, Andy Biskin, Ted Nash, Jon Gordon, John McKenna, Walter Thompson, Diana Perez, Billy Newman, Mario Pavone, Tina Marsh, and is currently a member of the Will Holshouser Trio, Sam Bardfeld Quintet and Ben Allison's "New Quartet".
Subtextures, Horton's releases on Fresh Sounds , Palmetto, Soul Note, Abeat records .
 
   


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