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Ricky Ford discography

This is a discography of Ricky Ford albums and albums by other musicians that feature Ricky Ford


Ricky Ford: leader and co-leader discography

Manhattan Plaza, Ricky Ford, 1979, Muse 5188

Tracks : Fadism, Afternoon In New York, Diane's Melody, Ceal's Place, On The Plaza, If You Could See Me Now, Olean Visit

Musicians : Ricky Ford, Oliver Beener, Jaki Byard, David Friesen, Dannie Richmond

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Flying Colors, Ricky Ford, 1981, Muse 5227

Tracks : Jordanian Walk, Chelsea Bridge, Take The Coltrane, Bye-Ya, Olympic Glaze, Portrait Of Mingus, Flying Colors

Musicians : Ricky Ford, John Hicks, Walter Booker, Jimmy Cobb

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Tenor For The Times, Ricky Ford, 1981, Muse 5250

Tracks : This Our Love, Christmas Cheer, Hour Samba, Saxaceous Serenade, Portrait Of Love, Orb, Arcadian Eclipse

Musicians : Ricky Ford, Jack Walrath, Albert Dailey, Rufus Reid, Jimmy Cobb

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Interpretations, Ricky Ford, 1983, Muse 5275

Tracks : Interpretations, Moon Mist, Se Aabba, Fix or Repair Daily, Lady A, Bostonova, Dexter

Musicians : Ricky Ford, Wallace Roney, Bobby Watson, John Hicks, Walter Booker, Jimmy Cobb

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The 3 R's, Red Rodney/Richie Cole/Ricky Ford, 1984, Muse 5290

Tracks : Samba De Vida,, For Heaven's Sake, Dead End, The Mack Man, Waiting For Waits, Blueport

Musicians : Red Rodney, Richie Cole, Ricky Ford, Turk Mauro, Roland Hanna, George Duvivie, Grady Tate

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Future's Gold, Ricky Ford, 1984, Muse 5296

Tracks : A-Flat Now, You Don't Know What Love Is, Samba De Caribe, Goodbye, Pork Pie Hat, Future's Gold, Knowledge, Centenarian Waltz, Hindsight And Necessity

Musicians : Ricky Ford, Albert Dailey, Larry Coryell, Ray Drummond, Jimmy Cobb

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Shorter Ideas, Ricky Ford, 1985, Muse 5314

Tracks : Yes Or No, Miyako, Dance Cadaverous, Pinnochio, Tabloid Blues, Wolf Trap, Happy Reunion

Musicians : Ricky Ford, Jimmy Knepper, James Spaulding, Kirk Lightsey, Rufus Reid, Jimmy Cobb

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Looking Ahead, Ricky Ford, 1986, Muse 5322

Tracks : Onward Forward, Back To America, Conga Brava, Ancient Air, Circle Of Ben, Living Doll, Supra Changes, Quiet Reflections

Musicians : Ricky Ford, James Spaulding, John Sass, Kirk Lightsey, Cecil McBee, Freddie Waits

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Saxotic Stomp, Ricky Ford, 1987, Muse 5349

Tracks : Saxotic Stomp, For Mary Lou Musradres, Major Love, Art Steps, Ben's Den, Long Shadows Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are

Musicians : Ricky Ford, James Spaulding, Charles Davis, Kirk Lightsey, Ray Drummond, Jimmy Cobb

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Manhattan Blues, Ricky Ford, 1989, Candid

Tracks : In Walked Bud, Misty, Ode To Crispus Attucks, Portrait Of Mingus, Bop Nouveau, My Little Strayhorn, Manhattan Blues, Land Preserved, Half Nelson

Musicians : Ricky Ford, Jaki Byard, Milt Hinton, Ben Riley

Portrait Of Mingus and Land Preserved are omitted from the LP release.

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Ebony Rhapsody, Ricky Ford, 1990, Candid

Tracks : Ebony Rhapsody, Mon Amour, Independence Blues, Mirror Man, In A Sentimental Mood, Setting Sun Blues, Broadway, Red, Crack And Blue

Musicians : Ricky Ford, Jaki Byard, Milt Hinton, Ben Riley

Recorded live at Birdland, NYC, in June 1990.

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Hard Groovin', Ricky Ford, 1990, Muse 5373

Tracks : Masaman, Mr CP, New Bop, D.D. Blues, Hard Groovin', Fundamental Mood, Jitterbug Waltz, Minority

Musicians : Ricky Ford, Roy Hargrove, Geoff Keezer, Bob Hirst, Jeff Watts

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Hot Brass, Ricky Ford, 1992, Candid

Tracks : Ford Variations, Banging, Bashing, Bowing And Blowing, A Night In Valencia, 11/15/91, Cop Out, Hot Brass, Mood Blues, Speak Now, Carbon 14, It Dont Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing

Musicians : Ricky Ford, Lew Soloff, Claudio Roditi, Steve Turre, Danilo Pérez, Christian McBride, Carl Allen

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American African Blues, Ricky Ford, 1993, Candid

Tracks : American-African Blue (1st Version), Environ, Of, Complex Harmony, Descent, Mostly Arco, Encore, American-African Blues (2nd Version)

Musicians : Ricky Ford, Jaki Byard, Milt Hinton, Ben Riley

Recorded live at Birdland, NYC, in September 1991.

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Tenor Madness Too!, Ricky Ford Quintet, 1994, Muse 5478

Tracks : Summer Summit, Ballad De Jour, Blues Abstractions, Up A Step, Con Alma, Soul Eyes, Rollin' And Strollin', I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good, Nigeria Blues

Musicians : Ricky Ford, Antoine Roney, Donald Brown, Peter Washington, Louis Hayes

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Tenors Of, Yusef Lateef & Ricky Ford, 1994, YAL

Tracks : Brother Moody, Brother Turrentine, Ibn Yl, Brother Rollins, Brother Heath, Brother Shorter, Brother Henderson

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Ricky Ford, Avery Sharpe, Kamal Sabir

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Loxodonta Africana, Ricky Ford, 1997, New World

Tracks : Loxodonta Africana, Ucil, Blues Peru, Dexter, My Romance, One Up, One Down, Aerolinos

Musicians : Ricky Ford, Charles Sullivan, Oliver Breener, Janice Robinson, Jonathan Dorn, James Spaulding, Bob Neloms, Richard Davis, Dannie Richmond

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[Balaena], Ricky Ford Quartet, 2000, Jazz Friends

Tracks : Pie Crust, Cable Waltz, Blues Work, Song For Pres, Blues In Fourths, Balaena, Blues A Hoy, In Walked Bish

Musicians : Ricky Ford, George Cables, Cecil McBee, Ed Thigpen

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Tracks : Pie Crust, Encore, Mimi, Blues Work, Self Portrait of the Bean, Songs for my Mother, Balaena, Blues a Hoy, Dots and Moonbeams

Musicians : Ricky Ford, Bobby Few, Jean-Michel Couchet, Frédéric Burgazzi, Emmanuel Grimonprez, Philippe Soirat

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Green Note: Live At La Fenêtre, Ricky Ford Quintet, 2003, Marge 33

Tracks : Green Note, A Maidens' Voyage, Satindolls Cornerpockets, The Melon Man, Horn And Soul, Stills Swingin', Mysteryalso, Miles Steppin

Musicians : Ricky Ford, Eddie Henderson, Kirk Lightsey, Doug Sides, James Lewis

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Reeds and Keys, Ricky Ford & Kirk Lightsey, 2003, Jazz Friends Productions JPF006

Tracks : Know Now, Old Bridge Town, Milestrane, Fordtonian, Sensuality, Ricky's Bridge, Purple Mountains, St Bop, Caceriones, Sounds Of Love

Musicians : Ricky Ford, Kirk Lightsey

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7095, Ricky Ford & Ze Big Band, 2010

Tracks : 7095, Green Note, This Our Love, Si Tu Vois Ma Mere, Mara, You Are Not Alone, I Got A Woman, The Great Pretender, Hozgeldeniz 2

Musicians : Ricky Ford, Maurey Richards, fred Burgazzi, Marc Delouya, Frederic Guesnier, Dexter Goldberg, Pascal Cogez, Eric Meyer, Ronan Simon, Pierre Dabdin, Yannick Grimault, Stephane Le Dro, Jacques Ravenel, Francois Charenton, Jean-Michel Pinot, Benjamin Belloir, Benoit Gaudiche, Gaetan Manchon, Brian Ruellan

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Sacred Concert, Ricky Ford & Ze Big Band, 2013

Tracks : Ecce Deus, O Fix Me, Prayer Is The Key, Psalm 103, Humble Souls, Lambs A Cryin, Don't Stop Prayin', Don't Stop Playin', Little David, Sister Mary, Li'l Boy, The Last Meal, March Away, Chillun Hear, I Can Hear Nobody Pray, In Prayer, Saint Bop

Musicians : Ricky Ford, Frédéric Burgazzi, Benjamin Belloir, Eric Mussotte, Brian Ruellan, Ronan Simon, Sébastien Boyer, Pierre Dandin, Jacques Ravenel, Maxence Ravelomanantsoa, François Charenton, Jean-Michel Pinot, Yannick Grimault, Dexter Goldberg, Frédéric Guesnier, Marc Delouya

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Ricky Ford: sideman: main albums and selected single artist collections

Homage to Duke Ellington in Concert, New England Conservatory Jazz Repertory Orchestra, 1974, Golden Crest

Tracks : Old Man Blues, Subtle Lament, C-Jam Blues, Jack The Bear, Carnegie Blues, KoKo, Dusk, Cotton Tail, Blue Light, Clothed Woman, Blue Mist, Reminiscin' In Tempo

Ricky Ford plays on this album.

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Continuum, The Duke Ellington Orchestra under the direction of Mercer Ellington, 1975, Fantasy 9481

Tracks : Jump For Joy, Black And Tan Fantasy, Warm Valley, Drop Me Off In Harlem, All Too Soon, Rock Skippin' At The Blue Note, Jeep's Blues, Ko-Ko, Carney, Blue Serge, Happy-Go Lucky Local

Ricky Ford plays on this album.

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Three Or Four Shades Of Blue, Charles Mingus, 1977, Atlantic

Tracks : Better Git Hit In Your Soul, Goodbye, Porkpie Hat, Noddin Ya Head Blues, Three Or Four Shades Of Blues, Nobody Knows

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Jack Walrath, Ricky Ford, George Coleman, Sonny Fortune (track 5), Bob Neloms, Jimmy Rowles, Philip Catherine, Larry Coryell, John Scofield, Ron Carter, George Mraz, Dannie Richmond

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Cumbia and Jazz Fusion, Charles Mingus, 1978, Atlantic SD-8801

Tracks : Cumbia & Jazz Fusion, Music For "Todo Modo"

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Jack Walrath, Jimmy Knepper, Dino Piana, Ricky Ford, George Adams, Gary Anderson, Quarto Maltoni, Mauricio Smith, Roberto Laneri, Gene Scholtes, Pasquele Sabatelli, Paul Jeffrey, Bob Neloms, Danny Mixon, Dannie Richmond, Alfredo Ramirez, Candido Camero, Daniel Gonzalez, Ray Mantilla, Bradley Cunnigham

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Rapport, Ran Blake, 1978, Arista Novus 3006

Tracks : Alone Together, Vanguard, Solitaire, Thursday, Wende, Biko, Arline, Breakthru, Vradiazi, The Ballad Of Hix Blewitt, You Go To My Head

Musicians : Ran Blake, Ricky Ford, Anthony Braxton, Jerome Thomas, Rufus Reid, Chris Connor, Eleni Odoni

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Me Myself An Eye, Charles Mingus, 1979, Atlantic SD-8803

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Lionel Hampton Presents, Charles Mingus, 1979, Baystate RVJ-60674

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Tracks : Just For Laughs: Part. 1, Peggy's Blue Skylight Caroline Keikke Mingus, Slop, Just For Laughs: Part. 2, Fables Of Faubus Duke Ellington's The Sound Of Love, Farewell Farewell

Musicians : Lionel Hampton, Charles Mingus, Jack Walrath, Woody Shaw, Ricky Ford, Paul Jeffrey, Gerry Mulligan, Peter Matt, Dannie Richmond

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Third Stream Today, Ran Blake, 1979, Golden Crest

Tracks : Sister Tee, Misterioso, Pireas And Ramiosyni, Arline, Breakthru, There's Been A Change In My Life, Ann Street, Wende

Musicians probably include : Ran Blake, Cleve Pozar, Marty Ehrlich, Ricky Ford

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Something Like a Bird, Charles Mingus, 1980, Atlantic SD-8805

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Dannie Richmond Quintet, Dannie Richmond Quintet, 1980, Gatemouth 1004

Tracks : Cumbia And Jazz Fusion, Feel No Evil, April Denise, Seven Words

Musicians : Dannie Richmond, Jack Walrath, Ricky Ford, Bob Neloms, Cameron Brown

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Sonny's Back, Sonny Stitt, 1980, Muse 5204

Tracks : Canadian Sunset, Sonny's Bounce, Soon, Dodge City, It Might As Well Be Spring, Constellation, Streets Of Dreams

Musicians : Sonny Stitt, Ricky Ford, Barry Harris, George Duvivier, Leroy Williams

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Legacy, Ronnie Mathews, 1980, Bee Hive BH 7011

Tracks : A Child Is Born, Once I Loved, Ichi Ban, Suicide Is Painless, Loose Suite, Four For Nothing

Musicians : Ronnie Mathews, Ricky Ford, Bill Hardman, Walter Booker Jr, Jimmy Cobb

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13th House, McCoy Tyner, 1981, Milestone 9102

Tracks : Short Suite, 13th House, Search for Peace, Love Samba, Leo Rising

Musicians : McCoy Tyner, Oscar Brashear, Kamau Muata Adilifu, Slide Hampton, Hubert Laws, Joe Ford, Ricky Ford, Frank Foster, Gregory Williams, Bob Stewart, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira, Dom Um Romao

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Plays Charles Mingus, Dannie Richmond, 1981, Timeless SJP 148

Tracks : Fabous Is Fobous, Good Bye Pork Pye, Nostalgia In Times Square, Noddin' Your Head Blues, Duke Ellington Sound Of Love, Wee

Musicians : Dannie Richmond, Jack Walrath, Ricky Ford, Bob Neloms, Cameron Brown

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Negcaumongus, Beaver Harris 360 Degree Music Experience, 1981, Cadence

Tracks : Negcaumongus Pt I, Negcaumongus Pt II, Well Kept Secret

Musicians : Beaver Harris, Ken McIntyre, Ricky Ford, Hamiet Bluiett, Don Pullen, Cameron Brown, Bob Rusch, Francis Haynes

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Revenge Of The Fat People, Jack Walrath, 1981, Stash

Tracks : Revenge Of The Fat People, Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love, Beer!, Sliding Doors, Piggy Love, Blues In The Guts

Musicians : Jack Walrath, Ricky Ford, Michael Cochrane, Cameron Brown, Mike Clark

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Aurex Jazz Festival '81, Lionel Hampton And His All-Star Big Band With Woody Herman, 1981, Aurex

Tracks : Air Mail Special, Sweet Georgia Brown, Sakura '81, Dexter, I Can't Get Started, Rose Room, Star Dust, Hamp's Boogie Woogie, In The Mood

Musicians : Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Billy Brooks, Johnny Walker, Pete Candoli, Wallace Davenport, Buster Cooper, Ed Neumeister, Garnett Brown, Ricky Ford, Tom Chapin, Jack Kelso, Yoshi Malta, Toshikazu Tanaka, Yukio Maehara, Kenny Rodgers, Zeke Mullins, Chubby Jackson, Frankie Dunlop

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New York Big Band, George Russell, 1982, Soul Note SN 1039

Tracks : Living Time: Event V, Big City Blues, Listen to the Silence Part 1, Cubano Be, Cubano Bop, Mystic Voices, God Bless the Child, Listen to the Silence Part 2

Musicians : George Russell, Stanton Davis, Terumasa Hino, Lew Soloff, Americo Bellotto, Bertil Lövgren, Håken Nyquist, Jan Allan, Gary Valente, Lars Olofsson, Bengt Edvarsson, Jörgen Johansson, Sven Larsson, Dave Taylor, John Clark, Ricky Ford, Roger Rosenberg, Marty Ehrlich, Arne Domnerus, Ian Uling, Lennart Åberg, Bernt Rosengren, Erik Nilsson, Carl Atkins, Stanley Cowell (track 1), Goetz Tangerding, Ricky Martinez, Vlodek Gulgowski, Mark Slifstein, Rune Gustafsson, Cameron Brown, Lars-Urban Helje, Warren Smith, Lars Beijbon, Babafumi Akunyon, Lee Genesis, Sabu Martinez

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Reincarnation, Mingus Dynasty, 1982, Soul Note SN 1042

Tracks : Reincarnation Of A Love Bird, East Coasting, Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love, Jump Monk, Ecclusiastics

Musicians : Richard Williams, Jimmy Knepper, Ricky Ford, Sir Roland Hanna, Reggie Johnson, Kenny Washington

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The Boogie Woogie Album, Lionel Hampton & Axel Zwingenberger, 1982, Telefunken

Tracks : Graffiti Express, Rolling Slow, Central Avenue Breakdown, Whisky Blues, Mr. Freddie Blues, The Sheik Of Araby Boogie, New York Shuffle, Central Avenue Breakdown (2nd Version), Jivin' In Jazzland, Hamp's Boogie Woogie

Musicians : Lionel Hampton, Axel Zwingenberger, Vince Cutro, John Marshal, Barry Reis, Irvin Stokes, John Walker, John Gordon, Sam Hurt, Charles Stephens, Chris Gulhaghuen, Arnett Cobb, Ricky Ford, Illinois Jacquet, George Kelly, Tom Chapin, Yoshi Malta, Glenn Wilson, Arvell Shaw, Ralph Hamperian, Duffy Jackson, Panama Francis, Sam Turner

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Ekaya, Abdullah Ibrahim, 1983, Ekapa

Tracks : Ekaya, Sotho Blue, Ntyilo, Ntyilo, Bra Timing From Phomolong, Ek Se Ou Windhoek Toe Nou, Cape Town

Musicians : Abdullah Ibrahim, Dick Griffin Carlos Ward, Ricky Ford, Charles Davis, Cecil McBee, Ben Riley

Released on Blackhawk in 1986.

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Dionysus, Dannie Richmond, 1983, Red

Tracks : Flying Colours, Dionysius, Hi Jinks, Three Or Four Shades Of Blues, Peggy's Blue Skylight

Musicians : Dannie Richmond, Jack Walrath, Ricky Ford, Bob Neloms, Cameron Brown

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Desire Develops An Edge, Kip Hanrahan, 1983, American Clave

Tracks : Two (Still In Half-Light), Early Fall, Velasquez, (Don't Complicate) The Life (La Vie), The Edge You Always Loved In Me, Sara Wade, Far From Freetown, All Us Working Class Boys (For Jack Bruce), Child Song, Trust Me Yet?, Nancy (The Silence Focuses On You...), Desire Develops An Edge, What Is This Dance, Anyway?, Meaning A Visa (For Puntilla, Olufemi And Jean Rouch), Nocturnal Heart (Coracão Noturno) (For John Stubblefield), Her Boyfriend Assesses His Value And Pleads His Case, Jack And The Golden Palominos (For Chico Buarque)

Musicians : Ricky Ford plays on this album

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Made In Japan, Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra, 1984, Timeless SJP 175

Tracks : Air Mail Special, Advent, Stardust-Moonglow, Interpretations Opus 5, Minor Thesis, Jodo, Valve Job, Mess Is Here

Musicians : Lionel Hampton, Barry Ries, John Marshall, Johnny Walker, Vince Cutro, Charles Stephens, Chris Gulhaugen, John Gordon, Glen Wilson, Paul Jeffrey, Ricky Ford, Tom Chapin, Yoshi Malta, John Colliainni, Todd Coolman, Duffy Jackson, Sam Turner

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A Well Kept Secret, Beaver Harris / Don Pullen 360 Degree Music Experience, 1984, Shemp

Tracks : Gorée, Land Of The Pharoahs, Double Arc Jake, Well Kept Secret, Newcomer

Musicians : Beaver Harris, Don Pullen, Ricky Ford, Hamiet Bluiett, Buster Williams, Francis Haynes

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The Rose Tattoo, Freddie Hubbard, 1984, Baystate RJL-8095

Tracks : When You Wish Upon a Star, Poor Butterfly, My Romance, Embraceable You, Rose Tattoo, Time After Time, My Foolish Heart

Musicians : Freddie Hubbard, Ricky Ford, Kenny Barron, Cecil McBee, Joe Chambers

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Water from an Ancient Well, Abdullah Ibrahim, 1986, Tiptoe 888812

Tracks : Mandela, Song for Sathima, Mannenberg Revisited (Cape Town Fringe), Tuang Guru, Water from an Ancient Well, The Wedding, The Mountain, Sameeda

Musicians : Abdullah Ibrahim, Dick Griffin, Carlos Ward, Ricky Ford, Charles Davis, David Williams, Ben Riley

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Country Girl, Amina Claudine Myers Sextet, 1986, Minor Music

Tracks : Country Girl, Blessings, Pain, Untitled, Watch... What Happens!

Musicians : Amina Claudine Myers, Ricky Ford, Patience Higgins, Carlos Ward (track 1), Reggie Nicholson, Jerome Harris, Bola Idowu

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Play Of Light, Tom Harrell, 1986, Blackhawk

Tracks : Play Of Light, Everything Happens To Me, The Boulevard, Mood Swings, Blue News, Where You Were

Musicians (possibly): Tom Harrell, Ricky Ford, Albert Dailey, Bruce Forman, Eddie Gomez, Billy Hart

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Loverman, Lee Torchia, 1985

Tracks : God Bless the Child, Lover Man, Them There Eyes, It's Only a Paper Moon, Don't Explain, Ain't Misbehavin', Tea for Two, I Cover the Waterfront, All of Me, You've Changed, Mean to Me, Don't Get Around Much Anymore

Musicians : Lee Torchia, Ricky Ford, Ram Ramirez, Milt Hinton, Mel Lewis

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The Short Life of Barbara Monk, Ran Blake Quartet, 1987, Soul Note SN 1127

Tracks : I've Got You Under My Skin, Una Matica de Ruda (Take 1), Artistry in Rhythm, Una Matica de Ruda (Take 2), In Between, Short Life of Barbara Monk, Impresario of Death, 23 Degrees North, 82 Degrees West, Dark, Vradiazi, Pourquoi, Laurent?

Musicians : Ran Blake, Ricky Ford, Ed Felson, Jon Hazilla

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Night And Day, Carmen Lundy, 1987, CBS/Sony (Japan)

Tracks : Night and Day, Everything Must Change, Easy To Love, My Old Flame, Do Nothing ‘Til You Hear From Me, Lullaby of Birdland, More Than You Know, Willow Weep For Me, My Shining Hour, Everytime We Say Goodbye

Musicians : Carmen Lundy, Ricky Ford, Kenny Kirkland, Rodney Jones, Alex Blake, Curtis Lundy, Victor Lewis

Originally released only in Japan. Released in the US in 2011 on the Afrasia label.

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Mindif, Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand), 1988, Enja 5073

Tracks : Earth Bird, African Market, Mindif, Pule (Rain), Protee, Star Dance, Theme For Mark, Serenity (The Daybreak Song)

Musicians : Abdullah Ibrahim, Benny Powell, Ricky Ford, Craig Handy, David Williams, Billy Higgins

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Uptown/Downtown, McCoy Tyner, 1989, Milestone 9167

Tracks : Love Surrounds Us, Three Flowers, Genesis, Uptown, Lotus Flower, Blues For Basie

Musicians : McCoy Tyner, Earl Gardner, Kamau Adilifu, Virgil Jones, Robin Eubanks, Steve Turre, Junior Cook, Ricky Ford, Doug Harris, Joe Ford, John Clark, Howard Johnson, Avery Sharpe, Louis Hayes, Steve Thornton

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Give The Drummer Some, Mike Clark, 1989, Stash

Tracks : Joy Spring, Is There a Jackson in the House?, Feel No Evil, Baghdad by the Bay, Give the Drummer Some, Waltz for Me, Mutants of Metaluma, Dr. J, If You Could See Me Now, Nights in Tunisia

Musicians : Mike Clark, Jack Walrath, Ricky Ford, Neal Kirkwood, Jack Wilkins, Chip Jackson

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Songs For My Father, Ellen May Shashoyan, 1989, New Ark

Tracks : Song For My Father, Birth of a Flower

Musicians : Ellen May Shashoyan, Harold Minerva, Zane Paul, Norris Turney, Harold Vick, Ricky Ford, Frank Wess, Babe Clark, Heywood Henry, Zane Paul, Wally Richardson, Reggie Workman, Joe Marshall, Bilal Abdurahman

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Bern Concert '89, Newport Jazz Festival All-stars, 1990, Concord

Tracks : I Want To Be Happy, Jeep's Blues, Just A Gigolo, I'm Just A Lucky So And So, Johnny Come Lately, Blue And Sentimental, In A Sentimental Mood, Jumpin' At The Woodside

Musicians : Warren Vaché, Ricky Ford, Scott Hamilton, Norris Turney, George Wein, Gray Sargent, Eddie Jones, Oliver Jackson

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One For Frederick: Live At Sweet Basil, Richard Davis & Friends, 1990?, HEP Records

Tracks : City Bound, Blue Rossa, De Javu Monk, Every Time We Say Goodbye, Sunrise, As I Live And Breathe, Misako, Strange Vibes

Musicians : Richard Davis, Cecil Bridgewater, Ricky Ford, Sir Roland Hanna, Frederick Waits

Recorded live at Sweet Basil, NYC in July 1989.

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Love Light, Sathima Bea Benjamin, 1990, Enja 6022

Tracks : Winnie Mandela Beloved Heroine, Das Land des Lachelns, Act II: You Are My Heart's Delight, Music, African Songbird, Gift of Love, I'll See You Again, Cover Girl: Long Ago and Far Away, You Don't Know What Love Is

Musicians : Sathima Bea Benjamin, Larry Willis, Buster Williams, Billy Higgins, Ricky Ford

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Hamp: Ambassador At Large, Lionel Hampton, 1990, Glad Hamp

Tracks : Cherokee, If The Blues Was Whiskey, Sweethearts On Parade, Misty, Lady Be Good, Sweet Georgia Brown, Moonglow

Musicians : Ricky Ford plays on some tracks on this album

Tracks recorded live between 1979 and 1981.

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For Miles, Candid Jazz Masters, 1991, Candid

Tracks : Milestones, All Blues, Nardis, My Funny Valentine, Walkin', So What, If I Were A Bell, Milestrane

Musicians : Claudio Roditi, Donald Harrison, Ricky Ford, Kenny Barron, Larry Gales, Joe Chambers

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That Certain Feeling (George Gershwin Songbook), Ran Blake, 1991, hat ART CD 6077

Tracks : Ouverture I, Mine, It Ain't Necessarily So, The Man I Love, Oh Where's My Bess I, Blues, Strike Up The Band, What Do You Want Wid Bess, I Got Rhythm, That Certain Feeling I, Ouverture II, Someone To Watch Over Me, But Not For Me, Who Cares, Liza, Clara Clara, Oh Where's My Bess II, 'S Wonderful, That Certain Felling II

Musicians : Ran Blake, Ricky Ford, Steve Lacy

Reissued in 2010 (hatOLOGY 699).

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Crowd Scene, Mal Waldron, 1992, Soul Note

Tracks : Crowd Scene, Yin And Yang

Musicians : Mal Waldron, Ricky Ford, Sonny Fortune, Reggie Workman, Eddie Moore

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Vespers, Steve Lacy Octet, 1993, Soul Note

Tracks : Multidimensional, If We Come Close, Grass, Wait for Tomorrow, Across, I Do Not Believe, Vespers

Musicians : Steve Lacy, Steve Potts, Ricky Ford, Tom Varner, Bobby Few, Jean-Jacques Avenel, John Betsch, Irene Aebi

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No Fear, No Die (S'en Fout La Mort), Abdullah Ibrahim, 1993, Tiptoe

Tracks : Calypso Minor, Angelica, Meditation II, Nisa, Kata, Meditation I, Calypso Minor

Musicians : Abdullah Ibrahim, Frank Lacy, Ricky Ford, Horace Alexander Young III, Jimmy Cozier, Buster Williams, Ben Riley

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Where Are You?, Mal Waldron, 1994, Soul Note

Tracks : Where Are You? (Take I), Waltz For Marianne, Wha's Nine?, Where Are You? (Take II)

Musicians : Mal Waldron, Ricky Ford, Sonny Fortune, Reggie Workman, Eddie Moore

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The Last Mingus Band A.D., Dannie Richmond Quintet, 1994, Landmark 1537

Tracks : Cumbia And Jazz Fusion, Feel No Evil, April Denise, Seven Words, Cumbia And Jazz Fusion (Alternate Take)

Musicians : Dannie Richmond, Ricky Ford, Jack Walrath, Bob Neloms, Cameron Brown

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Live At Sweet Basil, Richard Davis & Friends, 1994, Evidence

Tracks : Dealin', Samba Paza Ustedes Dos, On The Trail, Manhattan Safari

Musicians possibly: Richard Davis, Cecil Bridgewater, Ricky Ford, Sir Roland Hanna, George Cables, Ronnie Burrage

Recorded live at Sweet Basil, NYC.

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Swing Time, Pete (LaRoca) Sims, 1997, Blue Note

Tracks : Drumtown, Body And Soul, Susan's Waltz, Tomorrow's Expectations, Nihon Bashi, The Candyman, Candu, Amandas Song

Musicians : Pete (LaRoca) Sims, Jimmy Owens, Ricky Ford, Dave Liebman, Lance Bryant, George Cables, Santi Debriano

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Esquisses For A Walk, Burrell / Huck, 1997, Nocturne

Tracks : Punaluu Peter, Spanish Swat, Think What It Means To Be A Woman, Tradewinds, Honeysuckle Rose, Valley Talk, Cela Me Va, Lush Life, You've Changed Musicians : Dave Burrell, Daniel Huck, Ricky Ford, Carl Schlosser, Bruno Rousselet, Didier Levallet, Chris Henderson, Paco Sery, Laurence Allison

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Total Package, Richard Davis Quartet, 1998, Marge 22

Tracks : PAM/Total Pkg, 7.10 Lombard, Sweet'n, Dealing, Clean Jeans (Genes), Another, Spooky Conversations, Front Winder

Musicians possibly: Richard Davis, Ricky Ford, Curtis Clark, Andrew Cyrille

Recorded live in Paris in July 1997.

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July in Paris, Jaki Byard, 1998, Jazz Friends

Tracks : After the Sun Disappears Xalithen Rose, C'est Si Bon, Jaki Byard, Lonely Woman, So What, Nostradamus, The High and the Mighty, July in Paris, Mimi, Round Midnight/Well You Needn't/Stages/My Mother's Eyes

Musicians : Jaki Byard, Ricky Ford (tracks 7 & 8), Ralph Hamperian, Richard Allen

Recorded live in Paris in July 1998.

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Me Myself An Eye / Something Like A Bird, Charles Mingus, 2001, Collectables

A 2-on-1 CD release of albums from 1979 and 1980.Ricky Ford plays on both albums.

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Very Saxy: Live Au Méridien, Rhoda Scott, 2004

Tracks : CD 1: Blues For Later, In Walked Bud, What A Wonderful World, The Days of Wine And Roses, Rollin' And Strollin', My Funny Valentine, What's Up With That, On The Sunny Side Of The Street / CD 2: In a Mellow Tone, Nova, Shiny Stockings, Mune One And Only Love, Just The Way You Are, Yona, C Jam Blues, Only Trust Your Heart, Sugar, Sweet Sucker

Musicians : Rhoda Scott, Ricky Ford (on CD 1), Houston Person (on CD 2), Melvin Sparks, Lucien Dobat

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Live In Paris: Plays the Music of Charles Mingus, Ted Curson, 2012, Elabeth

Tracks : Playhouse March, Tears For Dolphy, Fables Of Faubus, Nostalgia In Time Square, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, Better Git Hit In Your Soul

Musicians : Ted Curson, Sarah Morrow, Ricky Ford, Tom McClung, Peter Giron, Doug Sides

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The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note, Mal Waldron, 2012, Black Saint / Soul Note

Notes : An 4 CD box set that brings together the albums The Git Go: Live At The Village Vanguard, The Seagulls Of Kristiansund, Crowd Scene and Where Are You? Ricky Ford plays on Crowd Scene and Where Are You?

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Cocktails At Dusk: A Noir Tribute To Chris Connor, Ran Blake, 2014, Impulse! (France)

Tracks : Ten Cents A Dance, All Around Ronnie, Fine And Dandy, Why Can't I, Where Are You?, I Get A Kick Out Of You, Moon Ride, Go 'Way From My Window, Almost Like Being In Love, Hallelujah I Love Her So, Speak Low, Anything Goes, Driftwood

Musicians : Ran Blake, Ricky Ford (tracks 7 & 8), Laïka Fatien (tracks 2, 5 & 13)

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Chabrol Noir, Ran Blake, 2016, Impulse! (France)

Tracks : Cemetery, Midnight Snow, The Secret Of Madame Louise, Vier Ernste Gesange (Fatality), Bells Of Doom, Wedding Singer, Helene's Walk Home, Cause For Alarm (Fieldtrip), Garvey's Ghost, The Night Of Tremolat, Love Lament, Emergency Code, Balloon Ecstasy, Les Grognards, I'm Going To See My Son, Nada, Watch What Happens

Musicians : Ran Blake, Ricky Ford (tracks 4, 9, 11, 12, 14 & 16), Dominique Eade (track 15)

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Last updated October 2015