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Manhattan Blues

Ricky Ford

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Saxophonist Ricky ford has worked with the Mercer Ellington-led Duke Ellington band, Charles Mingus, the Mingus Dynasty, Lionel Hampton, the Newport All Stars and Abdullah Ibrahim in addition to leading his own groups as a band leader and composer.

Ford recorded four albums for Candid Records between 1989-91, and this is his first outing with the label.  Recorded in New York City, March of 1989.

Joining Ford on this set is Jaki Byard on piano, who’s 1960 debut album Blues For Smoke is also available on Candid.

Ricky Ford, Jaki Byard, Milton Hinton,  Ben Riley

Tracklisting

  1. In Walked Bud    
  2. Misty    
  3. Ode To Crispus Attucks
  4. Portrait Of Mingus
  5. Bop Nouveau
  6. My Little Strayhorn
  7. Manhattan Blues    
  8. Land Preserved
  9. Half Nelson


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