soul on ten (concorde 2009)
19 de julio de 2012 § Deja un comentario
Robben Ford has had a diverse career. He taught himself guitar when he was 13 and considered his first influence to be Mike Bloomfield. At 18 he moved to San Francisco to form the Charles Ford Band (named after his father, who was also a guitarist) and was soon hired to play with Charles Musselwhite for nine months. In 1971 the Charles Ford Blues Band was re-formed and recorded for Arhoolie in early 1972. Ford played with Jimmy Witherspoon (1972-1973), the L.A. Express with Tom Scott (1974), George Harrison, and Joni Mitchell. In 1977 he was a founding member of the Yellowjackets, which he stayed with until 1983, simultaneously having a solo career and working as a session guitarist. In 1986, Ford toured with Miles Davis and he had two separate periods (1985 and 1987) with Sadao Watanabe, but he seemed to really find himself in 1992 when he returned to his roots: the blues. Ford formed a new group, the Blue Line, and subsequently recorded a couple of blues-rock dates for Stretch that are among the finest of his career. In 1999, he released Sunrise on Rhino and Supernatural on Blue Thumb. Ford signed to the Concord Jazz label in 2002 and released Blue Moon that same year, followed by Keep on Running in 2003 and Truth in 2007.
Un paréntesis en el OAC (recuerdo, Orden Alfabético de mi Colección) para intercalar una singular y polifacética figura capaz de innovar en tiempos de escasez, así lo demostró en uno de sus solos (tímbrica melódica y novedosa) en el Tributo a Miles “MILES SMILES” en el Palau de la Música de Valencia el pasado 19 de Julio junto a grandes como Omar Hakim, Wallace Roney, Rick Margitza, Joey De Francesco y Darryl Jones. Destacaré “there’ll never be another you”. LISTEN!