PROFESSIONAL DRUMMER / PERCUSSIONIST
F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
" ...strong and creative"
Julian Joseph, Jazz Line-Up, BBC Radio 3
"...exquisitely subtle drumming, superbly delicate here and throughout the album.''
Roger Farbey, All About Jazz
" Ford excels on drums throughout - bold, crisp, creative,in total command of a seemingly endless range of techniques.''
Eddie Myer, jazzviews.net
"Ford's hi-hat snaps and fills, and the precision with which he plays complex patterns...are constantly striking features of this engaging debut.''
John Fordham, The Guardian
Orleans Bar, Finsbury Park, London with Roberto Manzin, Gianluca Chiarella, Mario Castronari. 10pm - 2am
May 26th :
The Bear Club, Luton with Partikel (Duncan Eagles, Max Luthert)
N E W S
This spring has been good for recording, firstly with Imogen Ryall's Joni/Mingus project featuring ex-Loose Tubes saxophonist Julian Nicholas and pianist David Beebee, with Nigel Thomas on bass, for release in September. Then there was more with Imogen and Julian plus Czech legends Emil Viklicky and Petr Dvorsky at the start of May - this time, recording Imogen's lyrics to tunes by Emil and some Czech folk songs. I remember hearing Emil on Humphrey Lyttleton's radio show when I was at school, so to get to play and record with him was particularly surprising and gratifying.
I'm pleased to be in pianist Janette Mason's new trio (with bassist Tom Mason), which has done some great gigs prior to recording in early May at Livingston studios in north London for a Dot Time Records release entitled "Re-Wired" this October.
Partikel looks set to tour quite large swathes of (particularly eastern) Europe this autumn. We look forward to it!
I'm in a book ! David Harvey - father of cool cat bassist Jon Harvey - photographed 90 musicians in London and interviewed some of them, including me. It's called "The Look Of Jazz" and provides an interesting snapshot (sorry) of a part of the London scene around now and the opinions and backgrounds of some of those in it.