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us: Ford, Ricky

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    • us: Ford, Richard Allen, 1954-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1954-03-04
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Boston (Mass.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) New England Conservatory of Music
        • Organization: (naf) Duke Ellington Orchestra
    • Organization

        (naf) New England Conservatory of Music
    • Organization

        (naf) Duke Ellington Orchestra
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Bilgi University (Istambul, Turkey)
        • Organization: Toucy Jazz Festival (Yonne, France)
    • Organization

        Bilgi University (Istambul, Turkey)
    • Organization

        Toucy Jazz Festival (Yonne, France)
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  • Sources

    • found: Loxodonta Africana [SR] p1977 (a.e.) label (Ricky Ford) container (jazz tenor saxophonist and composer)
    • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Ford, Ricky (Richard Allen); b. Mar. 4, 1954, Boston; tenor saxophonist)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 20, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Ford, Ricky; jazz musician, saxophonist; born 04 March 1954 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States; studied at the New England Conservatory; made recording debut with Ran Blake (1973); part of the Duke Ellington Orchestra under the direction of Mercer Ellington (1974-1976); worked with groups led by Mingus' longtime drummer Dannie Richmond, Lionel Hampton, George Russell, Beaver Harris, Mingus Dynasty, and pianist Abdullah Ibrahim (1978-1985); became an established hard-bop and post-bop stylist with impressive technique; excelling as leader and performing straight-ahead jazz and recording 19 albums (1977-2003); professor at Bilgi University in Istanbul (2001-2006); founded the Toucy Jazz Festival in Yonne, France (2009))
  • Change Notes

    • 1978-03-16: new
    • 2015-12-12: revised
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