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“Ricky Ford is a badass tenor saxophonist. Many will recall his fierce and strong playing on his Muse releases in the ’80s. Others may be aware that he was a stalwart member of big bands like the Duke Ellington Orchestra under the leadership of Mercer Ellington and with Charles Mingus and later the Mingus Dynasty band.”
It’s rare when a two-album set is released celebrating the career of a living jazz artist. It’s even rarer that the double album should now be No. 4 on JazzWeek’s jazz album chart. That’s exactly what has happened with John Stein’s Lifeline (Whaling City Sound). Both accomplishments are a testament to John’s straight-up swing and eclecticism over the years and his passion for for tasty jazz chords and Brazilian rhythms.