Guitarist Robben Ford Interviewed at AAJ...And More!


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Few guitarists on the scene today can boast a longer, more diverse and accomplished career than that of perennial blues-jazz great Robben Ford. Having toured and recorded as a sideman with such legendary performers as Joni Mitchell, George Harrison, Bonnie Raitt and Miles Davis, Ford has also made a name for himself as a bandleader, instrumental composer and songwriter. With the release of his 2009 album Soul on Ten, his fourth for the Concord label, the five-time Grammy nominee is showing no sign of slowing down as he continues to light up stages across the globe with his unique brand of blues- and jazz-influenced guitar artistry.

Recorded live over two nights at the Independent in San Francisco, alongside two studio tracks, Soul on Ten is a collection of classic covers, new versions of some of Ford's older tunes and new songs from Ford's ever expanding catalogue of original material. Featuring some of the finest musicians in the business, including organist Neal Evans of the funk band Soulive, bassist Travis Carlton (son of famed guitarist Larry Carlton) and drummer extraordinaire Toss Panos, Ford has brought together an ensemble that reflects his own diversity, allowing him to take his music into new and interesting realms of expression.

AAJ Contributor Matthew Warnock spoke with Ford about Soul on Ten, his growing reputation as a songwriter, gear and more in the informative Robben Ford: From the Soul, published today at AAJ.

But that's not all. To celebrate the release of Soul on Ten, AAJ is providing even more coverage:

  1. Read Managing Editor John Kelman's review of Soul on Ten, also published today at AAJ;
  2. Download “Indianola", a full mp3 track from Soul on Ten, today's AAJ Daily Download;
  3. Watch Ford perform in concert with guitarist Larry Carlton, bassist Travis Carlton and drummer Toss Panos, live at the 2008 Cordoba Guitar Festival, today's AAJ Daily Video.

AAJ is committed to providing the most extensive coverage available surrounding new releases, so be sure to check out all the buzz about Robben Ford and Soul on Ten at AAJ today!

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