Hard Groovin'

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Hard Groovin'
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Studio album by
RecordedFebruary 24, 1989
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
MR 5373
ProducerDon Sickler
Ricky Ford chronology
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Hard Groovin'
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Hard Groovin' is an album by saxophonist Ricky Ford which was recorded in 1989 and released on the Muse label.[1][2][3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[4]

The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow stated "The consistent tenor-saxophonist Ricky Ford, who was often the youngest player on the bandstand when he first emerged in the late '70s, is easily the oldest musician on this energetic modern bop album. ... Ford (heard on both alto and tenor) is easily the most impressive solo voice on this high-quality outing. Ford and his quintet perform five of his originals, a Geoff Keezer song and the standards "Jitterbug Waltz" and "Minority" with driving swing and personable creativity".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ricky Ford except where noted

  1. "Masaman" (Geoff Keezer) – 6:14
  2. "Mr. C.P." – 5:45
  3. "New Bop" – 6:15
  4. "DD Blues" – 6:57
  5. "Hard Groovin'" – 5:33
  6. "Fundamental Mood" – 7:00
  7. "Jitterbug Waltz" (Fats Waller) – 5:03
  8. "Minority" (Gigi Gryce) – 4:23



  1. ^ Muse LP series discography: 5350 to 5399 accessed September 27, 2017
  2. ^ Muse Records listing, accessed September 27, 2017
  3. ^ Jazzlists: Ricky Ford discography, accessed September 27, 2017
  4. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Ricky Ford: Hard Groovin' – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 27, 2017.