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Ricky Ford: Loxodonta Africana

The listener has to look on the back cover pretty closely to discover that this date was originally issued as an LP in 1977; but that certainly does not detract from its reissue, particularly since it has been long unavailable. While there is ample evidence that Ricky Ford’s palette has broadened, and his sound has ripened notably over these twenty years, he has yet to craft a recording that tops this one.

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