Ford, Ricky

Whaling City Sound, 2022CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 28.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 2
Sound Chart

Score: 77
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Saxophonist, composer Ricky Ford established himself playing in two famous ensembles, The Duke Ellington Orchestra and Charles Mingus’ Band. The Whaling Sounds of Ricky Ford is focused on the music he played during those associations. Ricky plays many grooves opening with “Ricky’s Bossa”, then calypso beats on “That Red Clay” and “Paris Fringe”, swinging on “Paul’s Scene” for Paul Gonsalves, and adding a taste of romance with “Frustration”. Whaling? Yes, there are lots of notes!


Publicist: Mixed Media Promo