Anytime a discussion of jazz saxophone takes place, in Houston, a handful of names invariably crop up, even from those only vaguely familiar with the form. Mr. Saxophone, Rickey Ford, is one of those names. Known for his warm tone, talent, great spirit and versatility, Rickey also comes with a seemingly unending depth of knowledge of the jazz standards, greats, and more in his mental catalog. Not only is Rickey a damn fine saxophonist but his flute playing, is equally sublime. Mr. Saxophone comes highly recommended, and if you are fortunate to have his talent grace your event or show, make sure you check out the list of platinum and gold album players he has played with, so you can fully appreciate who you are working with. His playing is especially gorgeous and fluid in the jazz numbers, which he often mixes with a few lines of verse or scatting. I can go on about his playing, and his gifts as a music master, as well as a local, regional, legend in music, but he is also a pleasure to work with. Rickey Ford, donates a majority of his time to music education, and working with people with special needs, as he is a patient, and loving person. His website themusicprogram.com is worth supporting.
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