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is an American jazz
Jazz is a musical style that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States. It was born out of a mix of African and European music traditions. From its early development until the present, jazz has incorporated music from 19th and 20th...
Forman moved to San Francisco in 1971 and led his own groups in the area for several years, in addition to performing regularly at the Monterey Jazz Festival
The Monterey Jazz Festival is one of the longest consecutively running jazz festivals. It debuted on October 3, 1958 and was founded by San Francisco jazz radio broadcaster Jimmy Lyons.-History:...
. He played with Richie Cole
Richie Cole is a jazz alto saxophonist composer and arranger born in Trenton, New Jersey, U.S. and is a graduate of Ewing High School, Ewing New Jersey....
from 1978 to 1982. His most successful album as a leader was 1992's Forman on the Job
, which hit #14 on the U.S. Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart.
- Coast to Coast (Choice Records, 1980)
- River Journey (Muse Records
Muse Records was an American record label which released jazz and blues music.Muse was founded in the early 1970s by Joe Fields, who had previously worked as an executive for Prestige Records in the 1960s...
- 20/20 (Muse, 1981)
- In Transit (Muse, 1982)
- The Bash (Muse, 1982)
- Full Circle (Concord Jazz
Concord Jazz is a subsidiary of Concord Records, owned by Concord Music Group.-Dozens of albums:*Charlie Byrd*Ruby Braff*Dave McKenna*Marian McPartland*Rosemary Clooney*Scott Hamilton*Tito Puente*George Shearing*Gene Harris*Mel Tormé*Monty Alexander...
- Dynamics with George Cables (Concord, 1985)
- There Are Times (Concord, 1987)
- Pardon Me! (Concord, 1988)
- Still of the Night (Kamei Records, 1991)
- Forman on the Job (Kamei, 1992)
- Dedication (Blu Jazz, 2003)