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Ricky Ford Quartet at Twins Jazz!

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Tenor saxophonist RICKY FORD studied at the New England Conservatory, with Jaki Byard, Gunther Schuller and Ran Blake; then, while still in his early 20s, he toured with both the Duke Ellington Orchestra (under Mercer Ellington's leadership) and Charles Mingus. By the 1980s, he was considered one of the leading tenor saxophonists of his generation. He worked with Dannie Richmond's Quintet, Lionel Hampton, Mal Waldron, Nat Adderly, McCoy Tyner, George Russell, Beaver Harris, and Abdullah Ibrahim’s Ekaya, and also recorded an excellent string of over a dozen albums as a leader for the Muse and Candid labels. Since the 1990s he has been living in France. He taught at Istanbul Bilgi University, as well, in 2000- 2007. He has become a leader among the community of expatriot jazz musicians living in France. He has done a considerable amount of writing for big band, performing with and directing the Paris-based Ze Big Band, while continuing to perform and record with small groups as well.

Ricky Ford - tenor saxophone

John Kordalewski - piano

Michael Bowie - bass

Harold Summey - drums


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