All About Jazz is celebrating Joe Ford’s birthday today! One of the most exciting truths in the jazz world is that within every top sideman is a solo artist itching to emerge from the shadows and into the forefront. Longtime McCoy Tyner saxophonist Joe Ford’s stunning and diverse Bluemoon debut, Today’s Nights, proves that such an evolution is more than worth the years of life and musical experience that go into it. The straight ahead-oriented collection showcases Ford’s masterful melodic and improvisational skills on both soprano and tenor saxophones, adding touches of contemporary jazz and blues to what is truly a “players album,” emphasizing the inspired…Read more. Place our Musician of the Day widget on your website or blog.

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