Jimmy Ford

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        Provocative bassist and composer Charles Mingus may have subtitled one of his pieces "If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger, There Would Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats," but in reality the innovative Parker was too busy destroying himself to hunt down players such as Jimmy Ford. The Texan alto and tenor saxophonist was absolutely brilliant when it came to reeling off variations on the established Parker phraseology. Although Ford's career certainly had more ups, downs, and downrig... Read more

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