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Ricky Ford

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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Discography

Reeds and Keys

Reeds and Keys

Jazz Friends Productions
2003

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Balaena

Jazz Friends Productions
2000

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[Balaena]

Jazz Friends Productions
2000

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Loxodonta Africana

Muse Records
1997

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