American-African Blues

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American-African Blues
American-African Blues.jpg
Live album by Ricky Ford
Released 1992
Recorded September 16, 1991
Venue Birdland, New York City, U.S.
Genre Jazz
Length 1:03:36
Label Candid
Producer Mark Morgarelli
Ricky Ford chronology
Hot Brass
(1991)
American-African Blues
()
Tenor Madness Too!
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

American-African Blues is an album by saxophonist Ricky Ford.[2][3]

Recording and music[edit]

American-African Blues was recorded in concert at Birdland, New York City, on September 16, 1991.[4] It is a quartet recording, with leader Ricky Ford (tenor sax) joined by Jaki Byard (piano), Milt Hinton (bass), and Ben Riley (drums).[5] The album was produced by Mark Morgarelli.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions are by Ricky Ford.[4]

  1. "American-African Blues (1st Version)" – 10:56
  2. "Environ" – 7:01
  3. "Of" – 8:14
  4. "Complex Harmony" – 6:41
  5. "Descent" – 8:36
  6. "Mostly Arco" – 5:52
  7. "Encore" – 8:54
  8. "American-African Blues (2nd Version)" – 7:22

Personnel[edit]

  • Ricky Ford – tenor sax
  • Jaki Byard – piano
  • Milt Hinton – bass
  • Ben Riley – drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ricky Ford – American-African Blues". AllMusic. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Candid Records album entry, accessed September 27, 2017
  3. ^ Jazzlists: Ricky Ford discography, accessed September 27, 2017
  4. ^ a b c Ford, Ricky American-African Blues (liner notes). Candid Records. CCD79528.
  5. ^ Hasson, Bill (April 1, 1994) "Earworthy". American Visions. p. 49.