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
Feb. 15th :
Carshalton Jazz Club (south London) with Janette Mason's Trio feat. Tom Mason.
Feb. 4th :
Oliver's Jazz Bar, Greenwich with Maciek Pysz and Jakub Cywinski.
N E W S
Happy new year!
2023 began for me with a couple of weeks in Switzerland with singer Nick Pritchard, swinging through songs associated with Sinatra, Buble et al. However the main focus this spring looks to be recording 5 albums with 5 different projects, firstly Imogen Ryall's Joni/Mingus project featuring ex-Loose Tubes saxophonist Julian Nicholas and pianist David Beebee, with Nigel Thomas on bass. Later on that's followed by Mark Cherrie's second quartet album, with John Donaldson and Mick Hutton, and then more recording and some concerts with Imogen and Julian Nicholas plus Czech legends Emil Viklicky and Petr Dvorsky - this time, doing arrangements of Czech folk songs.
I'm pleased to be in pianist Janette Mason's new trio (with bassist Tom Mason), which has some gigs before recording in April or May.
And there's also an album to be recorded with Cypriot pianist Soner Ersen's quintet featuring Duncan Eagles and Steve Rose, which has an enjoyable "Blue Note" vibe about 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.