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Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: March 4, 1954

Ricky Ford - tenor saxophone

Tenor Saxophonist Ricky Ford was born 4 March 1954, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Ford started to play drums, and then changed to tenor saxophone at the age of 15, inspired by Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Ran Blake heard him playing in a Boston Club and persuaded him to study music at the New England Conservatory. (Blake later invited him to play on several albums too, including “Rapport,” “Short Life Of Barbara Monk” and “That Certain Feeling”).

In 1974 Ford joined the Duke Ellington Orchestra under the leadership of Mercer Ellington and in 1976 he replaced George Adams in the Charles Mingus group, recording on “Three Or Four Shades of Blue” and “Me Myself An Eye.”...
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Featured recording “Reeds and Keys”

Reeds and Keys

Jazz Friends Productions
2003
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    Loxodonta Africana

    Muse Records
    1997
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    American-African Blues

    Muse Records
    1993
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    Tenor Madness Too!

    Muse Records
    1992
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    Ebony Rhapsody

    Muse Records
    1990
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    Manhattan Blues

    Muse Records
    1989
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    Hard Groovin'

    Muse Records
    1989
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    Saxotic Stomp

    Muse Records
    1988
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