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John Hicks

p, 1941-2006 US, Atlanta
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. John Josephus Hicks, Jr.

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.

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
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Naomi's Love Song on Hicks Time by John Hicks
After The Morning on Hicks Time by John Hicks
April Eyes on Hicks Time by John Hicks
Misty on Nightwind by John Hicks
Reminds Me on Hicks Time by John Hicks
Left Bank Swing on Nightwind by John Hicks
Hick's Time on Hicks Time by John Hicks
Steadfast on Hicks Time by John Hicks

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
California ConcertPeter Leitch, John Hicks, David Williams, Billy Higgins2013Album
TwogetherJohn Hicks & Frank Morgan2010Album
I Remember YouJohn Hicks2009Album
On The Wings Of An EagleJohn Hicks / Buster Williams / Louis Hayes2006Album
Sweet Love Of MineJohn Hicks2006Album
UntitledMitch Woods And His Rocket 88's / Hamiet Bluiett Group Feat. John Hicks / Celeste Rodrigues & Helder Moutinho2004Album
Fatha's Day - An Earl Hines SongbookJohn Hicks With Dwayne Dolphin & Cecil Brooks III2003Album
Music In The Key Of Clark (Remembering Sonny Clark)John Hicks2002Album
The Bassist ~ Homage To Diversity ~Richard Davis With John Hicks2001Album
Impressions Of Mary LouJohn Hicks2000Album
Moanin' - Portrait Of Art BlakeyJohn Hicks1999Album
Nightwind An Erroll Garner SongbookJohn Hicks1999Album
Something To Live For: A Billy Strayhorn SongbookJohn Hicks1998Album
Solid!Eric Alexander, John Hicks, George Mraz, Idris Muhammad1998Album
Trio + StringsJohn Hicks1998Album
Hicks Time: Solo PianoJohn Hicks1998Album
At The Montreal International Jazz FestivalJohn Hicks1997Album
Newklear Music - The Songs Of Sonny RollinsKeystone Trio - John Hicks / George Mraz / Idris Muhammad1997Album
Cry Me A RiverJohn Hicks1997Album
Piece For My PeaceJohn Hicks1996Album
Gentle RainJohn Hicks With Walter Booker And Louis Hayes1995Album
In The MixJohn Hicks1995Album
Beyond ExpectationJohn Hicks1994Album
Single Petal Of A RoseJohn Hicks / Elise Wood1994Album
DualityPeter Leitch, John Hicks1994Album
The Missouri ConnectionJay McShann, John Hicks1993Album
Lover Man (Tribute To Billie Holiday)John Hicks1993Album
SmileSteve Marcus Featuring John Hicks, Christian McBride, Marvin "Smitty" Smith1993Album
LuminousJohn Hicks, Elise Wood, John Hicks / Elise Wood, Inc.1992Album
Friends Old And NewJohn Hicks1992Album
Plays Selections From Crazy For You - George & Ira GershwinJohn Hicks1992Album
SteadfastJohn Hicks1991Album
Live At Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume SevenJohn Hicks1991Album
Sunrise SunsetThe Bob Thiele Collective Featuring David Murray, John Hicks, Cecil McBee, Andrew Cyrille1991Album
Two Of A KindJohn Hicks And Ray Drummond1989Album
Inc. 1John Hicks1988Album
AfricaPharoah Sanders / John Hicks / Curtis Lundy / Idris Muhammad1987Album
In ConcertJohn Hicks1986Album
Sketches Of TokyoJohn Hicks With David Murray1985Album
All I Ever Need Is YouJohn Hicks1984Single
John HicksJohn Hicks1984Album
Some Other TimeJohn Hicks1981Album
Hells BellsJohn Hicks1980Album
After The MorningJohn Hicks1979Album
Beautiful FriendshipJohn Hicks, Elise WoodAlbum
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