Ricky Ford

Tenor for the Times

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Ricky Ford, a fine tenor saxophonist whose main influences have been Sonny Rollins and Dexter Gordon (although he has his own sound), is in excellent form throughout this quartet date. Accompanied and inspired by pianist Albert Dailey, bassist Rufus Reid, drummer Jimmy Cobb and, on one song, trumpeter Jack Walrath, Ford investigates seven of his diverse originals, really digging into the material. It's a good introduction to his talents.

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