John Hicks

John Hicks

Real Name:
John Josephus Hicks, Jr.
Profile:
American jazz pianist married to jazz flutist Elise Wood (Elise Wood-Hicks). His first wife was Olympia Hicks, who also recorded with him.

Born December 21, 1941 in Atlanta, GA, USA.
Died May 10, 2006 in New York City, NY, USA.

At first being taught piano by his mother, Hicks went on to study at Lincoln University of Missouri, Berklee College of Music, and the Julliard School. After playing with a number of different people during the early '60s (e.g. Albert King, Oliver Nelson, Grant Green, Johnny Griffin, Pharoah Sanders, and more) he joined Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers in 1964. He then played with Betty Carter ('65-66) and Woody Herman ('68-69) as well as playing as a sideman with a large number of others.

In the early '70s he taught jazz history and improvisation at Southern Illinois University before returning to accompanying Betty Carter. Released his first studio album as leader in 1979 (After the Morning) then continued to concentrate on performing solo and in smaller groups, although also led his own big band and played with Mingus Dynasty. He married flutist Elise Woods in 2001.
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John Hicks Discography Tracks

Albums

WLW 8004 John Hicks After The Morning(LP, Album) West 54 WLW 8004 US 1979 Sell This Version
John Hicks Hells Bells (Album) Strata-East US 1980 Sell This Version
TR 115 John Hicks Some Other Time(LP) Theresa Records TR 115 US 1981 Sell This Version
TR 119 John Hicks John Hicks(LP) Theresa Records TR 119 US 1984 Sell This Version
John Hicks With David Murray John Hicks With David Murray - Sketches Of Tokyo (Album) DIW Japan 1985 Sell This Version
John Hicks In Concert (Album) Theresa Records US 1986 Sell This Version
Pharoah Sanders / John Hicks / Curtis Lundy / Idris Muhammed* Pharoah Sanders / John Hicks / Curtis Lundy / Idris Muhammed* - Africa (Album) Timeless Records (3) Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
John Hicks Inc. 1 (Album) DIW Japan 1988 Sell This Version
John Hicks And Ray Drummond John Hicks And Ray Drummond - Two Of A Kind (Album) Theresa Records Germany 1989 Sell This Version
The Bob Thiele Collective Featuring David Murray, John Hicks, Cecil McBee, Andrew Cyrille The Bob Thiele Collective Featuring David Murray, John Hicks, Cecil McBee, Andrew Cyrille - Sunrise Sunset (Album) Red Baron US 1991 Sell This Version
John Hicks, Cecil McBee, Elvin Jones John Hicks, Cecil McBee, Elvin Jones - Power Trio (Album) Novus, RCA, His Master's Voice Germany 1991 Sell This Version
SECD 9008, 660-51-010 John Hicks Steadfast(CD, Album) Strata-East, Bellaphon SECD 9008, 660-51-010 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
CCD-4442 John Hicks Live At Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Seven(CD, Album) Concord Jazz CCD-4442 US 1991 Sell This Version
3115-2-N John Hicks, Cecil McBee, Elvin Jones John Hicks, Cecil McBee, Elvin Jones - Power Trio (CD, Album) Novus 3115-2-N US 1991 Sell This Version
John Hicks Friends Old And New (Album) Novus US 1992 Sell This Version
ECD 22033-2 John Hicks, Elise Wood, John Hicks / Elise Wood, Inc. John Hicks, Elise Wood, John Hicks / Elise Wood, Inc. - Luminous(CD, Album) Evidence (5) ECD 22033-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
AK 52761 John Hicks Plays Selections From Crazy For You - George & Ira Gershwin(CD, Album) Red Baron AK 52761 US 1992 Sell This Version
JK 53751 Steve Marcus Featuring John Hicks, Christian McBride, Marvin "Smitty" Smith Steve Marcus Featuring John Hicks, Christian McBride, Marvin "Smitty" Smith - Smile(CD, Album) Red Baron JK 53751 US 1993 Sell This Version
RSR CD 124 Jay McShann, John Hicks Jay McShann, John Hicks - The Missouri Connection(CD, Album) Reservoir (2) RSR CD 124 US 1993 Sell This Version
JK 53748 John Hicks Lover Man (Tribute To Billie Holiday)(CD, Album) Red Baron JK 53748 US 1993 Sell This Version
02532 John Hicks / Elise Wood John Hicks / Elise Wood - Single Petal Of A Rose(CD, Album) Mapleshade Records 02532 US 1994 Sell This Version
ECD 22097-2 John Hicks Some Other Time(CD, Album, RE, RM) Evidence (5) ECD 22097-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
RSR CD 130 John Hicks Beyond Expectation(CD, Album) Reservoir (2) RSR CD 130 US 1994 Sell This Version
SSCD-8062 John Hicks With Walter Booker And Louis Hayes John Hicks With Walter Booker And Louis Hayes - Gentle Rain(CD, Album) Sound Hills Records SSCD-8062 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
LCD-1542-2 John Hicks In The Mix(CD, Album) Landmark Records (3) LCD-1542-2 US 1995 Sell This Version

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