Ranelin, Phil

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Ranelin, Phil Gender: M
Phillip Arthur Ranelin
born on 25 May 1939 at 13:40 (= 1:40 PM )
Place Indianapolis, Indiana, 39n46, 86w09
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 03°42' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 01°40 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 01°04'


American jazz and experimental music trombonist, who started his career as a session musician on many Motown recordings, including with Stevie Wonder. In 1971, he and Wendell Harrison formed a group called The Tribe, which was an avant-garde jazz ensemble devoted to black consciousness. Alongside it he co-founded Tribe Records. He released several albums as a leader in the 1970s, and continued with The Tribe project until 1978. Following this, Ranelin worked with Freddie Hubbard.

Ranelin worked mostly locally in Detroit in the following decades, and did not find widespread acceptance among jazz aficionados. However, he eventually came to the attention of rare groove collectors who became increasingly interested in his work. As a result, Tortoise drummer John McEntire remastered some of Ranelin's older material and re-released it on Hefty Records. A remix album soon followed, which included an appearance from Telefon Tel Aviv.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Hubbard, Freddie (born 7 April 1938). Notes: Music collaborators

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.


  • Traits : Body : Race (Black)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (The Tribe)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Trombonist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz