Five-time Grammy nominee and guitar virtuoso Robben Ford returns to the Blue Note Jazz Club for a two night engagement, March 19-20, 2013. Ford, who Musician Magazine called one of the "100 greatest guitarists of the 20th Century," releases his upcoming record Bringing It Back Home on Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group February 19th. Bringing It Back Home's all-star lineup features organist Larry Goldings, drummer Harvey Mason, bassist David Pitch and L.A. trombonist Steve Baxter.
Ford's new album is a stunning study in soul, style, and skill that cuts to the heart with its exceptional, emotion-laden musicianship. The disc also brings the stage and studio legend back to his earliest roots as a performer, playing blues. Bringing It Back Home revisits and reshapes the roots of Ford's first musical love. The guitar kingpin selected 10 tunes from the 'blues canon,' ranging from Charley Patton to Bob Dylan.
"[This] is the album I really wanted to make right now," Ford relates. "I wanted to apply my perspective to the music that first moved me, get together with a group of great musicians and play what we were inspired to play at that moment, without any pressure or expectations. The results are really pure, and the most fun I've had making an album in years."
When: Tuesday & Wednesday March 19-20, 8:00pm and 10:30pm
Where: The Blue Note, 131 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012
Club Policies: Doors open at 6pm nightly. Reservations highly recommended - available online or by calling the club at (212) 475-8592. Reservations held no later than 30 minutes prior to showtime. Seating is first come, first served. We DO seat incomplete parties. American Express Preferred Seating available at www.bluenotejazz.com. Full dinner menu available and full bar with all premier liquors, domestic, and international beer available nightly. There is a $5 food/drink minimum per person, per set. No reservations are accepted for the bar - it is only available at the door, the night of the show.