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Album review: Two-Fer – The Jazzmann.com 2016

Two – fer; To The Surface and First DateDorian FordWednesday, May 25, 2016 Reviewed by: Ian Mann 3-5 out of 5 As promised here is the second review of recent recordings by the London based pianist and composer Dorian Ford. “Two-fer”, released in 2015, is literally a ‘two for the price of one’ recording, the Album review: Two-Fer – The Jazzmann.com 2016

Sharing: album artwork

Review for Sharing – The Jazzmann.com 2016

Sharing Dorian Ford Quartet Thursday, May 19, 2016 (Limited Lo-fi Records LLFDF001) Reviewed by: Ian Mann 3-5 out of 5 Unashamedly melodic, the album has much to recommend it with its mix of strong original tunes, well chosen covers and excellent musicianship. Dorian Ford is a versatile pianist and composer based in London with links Review for Sharing – The Jazzmann.com 2016

Shetland Times

Shetland Times review: Jeff Merrifield 2012

At Bigton on Friday and Lerwick Town Hall on Saturday, music fans were delivered a masterclass in piano technique and tunes played with all the style and panache of a world-class concert pianist. This was jazz at its very best, easy on the ear yet deeply moving and consummately expressive...
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Camden New Journal 2010

Classical music and jazz: Jazz pianist Dorian Ford’s new residency at Map Café in Kentish Town JAZZ pianist Dorian Ford is taking up his second residency at Map Café in Grafton Way, Kentish Town, later this month, playing with his Bop Trio. Dorian will be playing piano pieces based on  the theme “Songs for Minnie”. He’ll Camden New Journal 2010

Dorian Ford - Piano: album artwork

Review of Piano

Its technically very interesting. I enjoy the many stylistic allusions in it: a ghost of the blues, minimalism, an Eastern flavour, contemporary jazz, Debussy, Bach, etc. But Ford has completely integrated his influences. Its a very individual approach. Subjectively, I also find it really beautiful, the purity and atmosphere he creates.
Songs Trio: album artwork

Review of Songs

by Ian Mann, 5th Sept. 2006

Songs was recorded in 2002 and is a full-length album which finds Ford in a piano trio with bassist Max De Wardener and drummer Iain Pattinson. Rather than tackle traditional jazz standards the trio prefer to concentrate on more modern material mainly written in the 1960's/70's and with roots in American folk and gospel music.

Grass: album artwork

Review of Grass – Music by Other People

by Ian Mann, 5th Sept. 2006 Music By Other People was recorded back in 1999 by the group Grass and features Ford together with saxophonist Jack Arnold, bassist Ben Hazleton and a very young Sebastian Rochford on drums, probably one of his earliest recordings. The group cover four compositions by jazz masters Charles Mingus, Duke Review of Grass – Music by Other People

Dorian Ford - Piano: album artwork

Review of Piano

by Ian Mann, 5th Sept. 2006 The album was recorded at St. Margaret’s Church, Putney in October 2001 over the course of a single day and the pieces were played in the same order as they appear on the CD. Besides his jazz training at Berklee College, Boston, USA Ford has also studied classical piano Review of Piano

Grass: album artwork

Album review: Grass

Review on JazzCDs by Ian Mann “Music By Other People” was recorded back in 1999 by the group Grass and features Ford together with saxophonist Jack Arnold, bassist Ben Hazleton and a very young Sebastian Rochford on drums, probably one of his earliest recordings. The group cover four compositions by jazz masters Charles Mingus, Duke Album review: Grass