ROBBEN FORD – Night In The City (2023)

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ROBBEN FORD is, without doubt, one of the most exquisite Rock guitarists of all-time with a resume of collaborations reading like a veritable ‘who’s who’ of musical greats. It is for this very reason he can call upon some of the finest musicians out there to create a band that serves the music so well. It is also why every album release is greeted with such excitement. Each listen is a musical journey undertaken to discover the wonders of his latest opus.
As a live performer, he is revered, pouring heart and soul into every note that travels from stage to audience. On his latest release “Night In The City“, this master of his craft is presented like never before. Recorded at City Winery, Nashville in 2021, it was Ford’s first performance after the Covid lockdown. Something which only added to the excitement and expectation from both band and crowd.
On “Night In The City” the superlative musicianship throughout is a joy to behold.

Ford doesn’t limit himself to the blues here. His own “Help the Poor,” a soulful, steady rocker, featured the Spanish-tinged chords played over a bass line that recalled Michael Jackson’s “Billy Jean.” And Ford frequently made reference to tunes with fusion associations, moving in and out of “Surrey With the Fringe on Top” while soloing on “Nothin’ but the Blues,” and dropping hints of “Summertime” and Davis’ “So What” during his closing instrumental number.
Highly Recommended


01 – Go
02 – Blues for Lonnie Johnson
03 – Cotton Candy
04 – Balafon
05 – Anto’nate’n’tate
06 – Just Another Country Road
07 – Pure / White Rock Beer…8 Cents
08 – At the Apollo

Robben Ford – Guitar + Vocals
Nate Smith – Drums
Anton Nesbit – Bass
Jeff Coffin – Saxophone
Jovan Quallo – Saxophone



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