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Born: March 4, 1954 in Boston, MA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

An excellent veteran tenor inspired by Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins, Ricky Ford was playing creative hard bop several years before Wynton Marsalis and his talent has been often overlooked. After studying at the New England Conservatory, he recorded in 1974 with Gunther Schuller. After touring with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (under Mercer Ellington's leadership during 1974-1976), Ford was with Charles Mingus (1976-1977), Dannie Richmond's Quintet (1978-1981), Lionel Hampton, and Mingus Dynasty...
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Manhattan Blues, Ricky Ford
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  • $7.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Hard Bop
  • Released: Jan 01, 1989

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