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John HicksFriends Old & New ... CD
Novus, 1992. Used ... $6.99
Features Clark Terry and Greg Gisbert on trumpet, Al Grey on Trombone, Joshua Redman on tenor, Ron Carter on bass, Grady Tate on drums, and Hicks on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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John HicksHells Bells (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99 44.99
One of the first albums as a leader from pianist John Hicks – a record that really set the tone for countless great sides to come – and which follows on years of great work with Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, Charles Tolliver, and other soulful jazz giants! This set was Hicks' only date for the Strata East label – and has an open, flowing vibe that's very much in keeping with the imprint – and which is maybe a bit different than his later, more familiar material! Part of the strength of the record is bassist Clint Houston – who's completely sublime throughout, and has a way of shaping his notes with this depth that seems to set Hicks free to fly across the keys of the piano on these very long original tunes. Drummer Cliff Barbaro is also part of the trio – and can wind things up when needed, but also lay back and allow some great interplay between Houston and Hicks – on beautiful long tunes that include "Hells Bells", "Avojca", "Yemenja", and "Angie's Tune". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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John HicksI'll Give You Something To Remember Me By ... CD
Limetree/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99 About December 21, 2022
John Hicks works in some really wonderful company here – a trio with bassist Curtis Lundy and drummer Idris Muhammad – both of whom really add a lot to the date! We're always big fans of Lundy's sound on bass – and his approach here has the same warm-rolling quality you'd find in his own best 80s work – really helping to push Hicks' lyrical agenda on the piano with a rhythmic support that's tremendous. Muhammad's pretty great too – definitely on the understated side of his talents, that nicely subtle sound he developed in the 80s – and Hicks, as always, is more than a cut above most of his contemporaries, and continues a long legacy of extremely soulful work on the keys of the piano. Titles include "Pas De Trois", "Hold It Down", "Airegin", "Coral Keys", "Ted's Delight", and "Blue In Green". CD

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John HicksLive At Maybeck Recital Hall – Vol 7 ... CD
Concord, 1991. Used ... $5.99
A solo piano album – tracks include "After The Rain", "All Of You", "Heroes", "Oblivion", "Contemplation", and the original "Blues For Maybeck Recital Hall". CD

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John HicksPiece For My Peace ... CD
Landmark, 1996. Used ... $6.99
A warm and soulful set of tracks by John Hicks – a wonderful album that moves past his more familiar trio modes, and shows how great he can sound with some horn players in the mix! The lineup here is wonderful – with a core combo that features Curtis Lundy's bass and Cecil Brooks' drums – joined by a shifting assortment of reeds handled by Bobby Watson on alto, Vincent Herring on tenor, and Elise Wood on flute! There's a lot of Watson-like energy on the record, but the album's also clearly Hicks' genius too – as he's at the height of his powers, crafting post-McCoy Tyner type blocks of modal sound, shifting mood and color effortlessly – perfectly matched by the always strong bass playing of Lundy. Titles include "Faith", "Piece For My Peace", "So In Love", "Don't Let It Go", and "Diane". CD

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John Hicks Legacy BandMind Wine – The Music Of John Hicks ... CD
Savant, 2008. Used ... $12.99
A wonderful testament to the soul and sensitivity of the music of John Hicks – a loving tribute to the late, great pianist – handled here by some of his closest jazz associates! Even without Hicks' compositions, the group would be great enough – but given that John's musical legacy lives on in the songs, there's a deeper sense of feeling here that really unites the music – a rich extension of that flowing, spiritual side of his music that first flowered most strongly in the 70s, then continued to please us for years in a series of excellent later albums. Elis Wood-Hicks delivers some great work on flute throughout the set – and other players include Craig Handy on tenor and soprano, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, and core rhythm from Larry Willis on piano, Curtis Lundy on bass, and Steve Williams on drums. Willis' later tones on the keys are a wonderful complement to Hicks' tunes, and Lundy's bass is always an element that makes a set great – and continues that legacy here. Titles include "Mind Wine", "After The Morning", "Blues In The Pocket", "Single Petal Of A Rose","Avotcja", and "Yemenja". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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John Hicks, Cecil McBee & Elvin JonesPower Trio ... CD
BMG, 1990. Used ... $12.99
John Hicks on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Alvin Jones on drums. CD
(Small cutout hole through rear case and tray card.)

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✨✧ John Hicks & Ray DrummondTwo Of A Kind ... CD
Theresa, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great duets between pianist John Hicks and bassist Ray Drummond – a record done with a really lively feel, despite the spare setting of the date! Hicks always has a very fluid touch on the keys, and the inspiration of Drummond really seems to open him up here – pushing the session a bit more than the mellow, introspective one you might expect – very much in the space of some of Hicks' classic trio work from the time. Most tunes are standards, but they're opened up nicely by the pair, thanks to some warm interplay – and titles include "I'll Be Around", "Take The Coltrane", "For Heaven's Sake", "Without A Song", "A Rose Without A Thorn", "Parisian Thoroughfare", and "Springtime Fantasy". CD
(Original Theresa pressing.)

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✨✧ David Murray, John Hicks, Cecil McBee & Andrew CyrilleSunrise Sunset ... CD
Red Baron, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
David Murray on tenor sax, John Hicks on piano, Cecil McBee on bass & Andrew Cyrille on drums. CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case and barcode.)
 
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✨✧ Sonny FortuneIn The Spirit Of John Coltrane ... CD
Shanachie, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sonny Fortune on soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone – with John Hicks on piano, Santi Debriano on bass, and Ronnie Burrage on drums. Tracks include "In The Spirit", "For John", "Africa", "Trane and Things", "Ole", and "Hangin' Out With JC". CD

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Ray AppletonKiller Ray Rides Again ... CD
Sharp Nine, 1996. Used ... $8.99 10.99
With Slide Hampton on trombone, Charles McPherson on alto, Jim Rotondi on trumpet, John Hicks on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Rumah Saafir on congas! CD
(Out of print.)

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Billy BangVietnam – The Aftermath ... CD
Justin Time, 2001. Used ... $14.99
With Ted Daniel on trumpet, Frank Lowe on tenor sax, Sonny Fortune on flute, John Hicks on piano, Curtis Lundy on bass, Ron Brown on percussion, and Michael Carvin on drums. CD

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Art BlakeyS Make It ... CD
Limelight/Verve, 1964. Used ... $11.99
A lost classic from Art Blakey – quite different from some of his Blue Note work! The album's a very swinging mid 60s session, noteworthy for the presence of John Gilmore, recording here in one of his few appearances away from Sun Ra. Gilmore wails on tenor, and he sounds great next to Lee Morgan, who had, at this point, briefly returned to play with Blakey, and fit in with the group beautifully. John Hicks is on piano, and contributes a few nice tracks – and Curtis Fuller rounds out the sextet nicely, hitting some of those great gutbuckety notes that he only ever seemed to manage when he worked with Blakey! The whole album's great – and tracks include "Little Hughie", "Olympia", "One For Gamal", and "Faith". CD
(2004 digipak pressing.)

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Hamiet BluiettBearer Of The Holy Flame ... CD
Black Fire/Strut, 1983. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A great set from saxophonist Hamiet Bluiett – almost back to his roots in the St Louis underground scene, as the album's a live recording of long spiritual jazz tracks, arguably a lot more compelling than most of Bluiett's studio work from the time! The album was recorded at Sweet Basil in 1983 – with a group that features John Hicks on piano, Fred Hopkins on bass, Marvin Smitty Smith on drums, and Chief Bey playing some extra African percussion. Bluiett's tone is wonderful – deep and round, but also raspy, almost in the manner of Pharoah Sanders – and the group plays an incredible version of Wayne Shorter's "Footprints", a nice take on Curtis Lundy's "Gumbo", and the cuts "Song Song", "Ebu", and "Headless Blues". CD

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Arthur BlytheBlythe Spirit ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Very Good+ ... $5.99 7.99
A set that showcases the never-ending growth and imagination of reedman Arthur Blythe during this fruitful period of his career – and his ability to effortlessly blend together different elements in his music – especially sides of the New York loft jazz scene, and the Chicago-based AACM! The tunes are beautiful – mostly originals, and showing a richer spirituality than even a year before – while still working in that compellingly rhythmic mode that Arthur was hitting during these years – in a lineup that features Blythe on alto, Abdul Wadud on cello, Kelvyn Bell on guitar, Steve McCall and Bobby Battle on drums, John Hicks on piano, Amina Claudine Myers on organ, and Fred Hopkins on bass. The mix of electric and acoustic elements is fantastic – very fresh, even all these many years later – and titles include "Misty", "Spirits In The Field", "Just A Closer Walk With Thee", "Reverence", and "Contemplation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Barcode is mostly scratched out.)

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Nick BrignolaLike Old Times ... CD
Reservoir, 1994. Used ... $6.99
Features Nick Brignola on reeds, Claudio Roditi on trumpet and flugelhorn, John Hicks on piano, Geroge Mraz on bass, and Dick Berk on drums. CD

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Michael CarvinRevelation ... CD
Muse, 1989. Used ... $9.99
The music of Michael Carvin is always a revelation – a joyous, soulful outpouring of feeling that never fails to move us – and which always makes us wonder why more folks don't treasure gems like this that he made as a leader! Carvin's drum work is filled with energy from the get-go – but never in a too-showy, too-unbridled sort of way – just perfectly-balanced, perfectly-timed sense of rhythm that really seems to inspire the key players he's gathered around him. For this date, the lineup is especially nice – Claudio Roditi and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpets, Sonny Fortune on alto sax and flute, Cyrus Chestnut on piano, and David Williams on bass. John Hicks sits on on piano on one track – and the album's got some of the free-soaring spirituality that you'll find in Sonny Fortune's best work as a leader. Titles include "Morning", "Revelation", "Effi", "Thabo", "Avotcja", and "We Three Kings". CD
(Out of print.)

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Richie Cole with Phil WoodsSide By Side ... LP
Muse, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With Cole and Woods on alto, Walter Booker on bass, Jimmy Cobb on drums, John Hicks on piano, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Booker ErvinStructurally Sound ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Blue Note, Late 60s. Used ... $22.99
One of Booker Ervin's last sessions – quite different than some of his earlier work, and a great indication of the way that he was stretching his style in the years before his untimely death. The group's a committed band of modernists, and includes a young Charles Tolliver on trumpet, plus John Hicks on piano and Lennie McBrownie on drums. The tracks are short, but they're a compelling mix of Booker's searching tenor lines with warm lyrical accompaniment. Titles include "Boo's Blues", "Franess", "Stolen Moments", "Berkshire Blues", and a great reading of "Dancing In The Dark". CD also features 4 unissued bonus tracks – 2 alternate takes of tunes on the album, plus versions of "White Christmas" and "Shiny Stockings". CD
(Out of print, Connoisseur pressing.)
Also available
Structurally Sound ... LP 18.99
Structurally Sound (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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Booker ErvinStructurally Sound ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $18.99 22.99
One of Booker Ervin's last sessions – quite different than some of his earlier work, and a great indication of the way that he was stretching his style in the years before his untimely death. The group's a committed band of modernists, and includes a young Charles Tolliver on trumpet, plus John Hicks on piano and Lennie McBrownie on drums. The tracks are short, but they're a compelling mix of Booker's searching tenor lines with warm lyrical accompaniment. Titles include "Boo's Blues", "Franess", "Stolen Moments", "Berkshire Blues", and a great reading of "Dancing In The Dark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & aging, with some light drink cup stain spots, faint stain on the back.)
Also available
Structurally Sound ... CD 22.99
Structurally Sound (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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Booker ErvinStructurally Sound (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
One of Booker Ervin's last sessions – quite different than some of his earlier work, and a great indication of the way that he was stretching his style in the years before his untimely death. The group's a committed band of modernists, and includes a young Charles Tolliver on trumpet, plus John Hicks on piano and Lennie McBrownie on drums. The tracks are short, but they're a compelling mix of Booker's searching tenor lines with warm lyrical accompaniment. Titles include "Boo's Blues", "Franess", "Stolen Moments", "Berkshire Blues", and a great reading of "Dancing In The Dark". CD also features 4 unissued bonus tracks – 2 alternate takes of tunes on the album, plus versions of "White Christmas" and "Shiny Stockings". CD
Also available
Structurally Sound ... LP 18.99
Structurally Sound ... CD 22.99

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Sonny FortuneFrom Now On ... CD
Blue Note, 1996. Used ... $6.99
Features Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Joe Lovano on tenor, and John Hicks on piano! CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on CD and mark through barcode.)

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Chico FreemanStill Sensitive ... CD
India Navigation, Late 70s. Used ... $24.99 29.99
A gem of a record by Chico – an artist who really seemed to work best in the setting of these India Navigation albums! The record's got a laidback and soulful quality that links two sides of Chico's Chicago heritage – his lineage in the tenor school, as son of Von Freeman and heir of the Chicago sound, and his freer-thinking connection to the AACM. The tenor heritage dominates, as Chico works through a set of standards done in a warm, mellow style that recalls Coltrane's classic Ballads album – but there's also light touches of the AACM years in the phrasing, rhythms, and overall conception of the tracks. Chico plays tenor and soprano, and the group features Cecil Mc Bee on bass, John Hicks on piano, and Winard Harper on drums – on tracks that include "Nature Boy", "Angel Eyes", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "After The Rain", and "When I Fall In Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Keystone TrioHeart Beats ... CD
Milestone, 1996. Used ... $6.99
Features John Hicks on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums! CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode and promotional stamp on CD.)

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✨✧ New York UnitTribute To George Adams ... CD
King (Japan), 1993. Used ... $19.99
Dan Faulk, George Adams, and Javon Jackson on tenor saxophone, John Hicks on piano, Richard Davis and Santi Debriano on bass, and Tatsuya Nakamura on drums. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Charlie Rouse, Benny Bailey, & OthersUpper Manhattan Jazz Society ... CD
Enja/Solid (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99 About December 21, 2022
A great amalgamation of players – and a quintet with powers far beyond their hokey name! The group's working in a polished approach to post-bop – a bit like styles heard on some of the Timeless and Steeplechase sessions of the late 70s, but with a more directive approach that really pushes the strong tunes on the set. The quintet features Charlie Rouse on tenor, Benny Bailey on trumpet, Albert Dailey on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Keith Copeland on drums – all working their way through longish tunes by composers that include John Hicks and Fritz Pauer, as well as Rouse and Dailey. The album features a beautiful take on Hicks' great tune "Naima's Love Song", plus the tracks "After The Morning", "Spelunke", "Lil Sherry", and "Mr McGhee". CD

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersAfrica ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
A brilliant 80s set from Pharoah Sanders – a record that has him a much more understated setting than some of his other albums from the time – but one that's maybe even more soulful and searching overall! The great one plays blistering tenor right from the start – in a quartet with John Hicks on piano, Curtis Lundy on bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums – all players who have this way of doing a lot with a little, especially in the rhythm department – where they seem to give Sanders some of his strongest sense of groove since the key albums for Theresa. Muhammad's got this tight sense of timekeeping, but with a looseness that we love – and Lundy's warm soulful bass does more than enough to give the set a sound bottom – and Hicks' free lyrical piano works nicely with Sanders' spiritual horn. Titles include a remake of "You've Got To Have Freedom", plus "Naima", "Origin", "Speak Low", "After The Morning", and "Africa". Also features the tracks "Duo" and "Heart To Heart" – not on the vinyl release! CD
Also available Africa (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 19.99

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Pharoah SandersAfrica (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1987. New Copy 2CDs ... $19.99 24.99
A brilliant 80s set from Pharoah Sanders – a record that has him a much more understated setting than some of his other albums from the time – but one that's maybe even more soulful and searching overall! The great one plays blistering tenor right from the start – in a quartet with John Hicks on piano, Curtis Lundy on bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums – all players who have this way of doing a lot with a little, especially in the rhythm department – where they seem to give Sanders some of his strongest sense of groove since the key albums for Theresa. Muhammad's got this tight sense of timekeeping, but with a looseness that we love – and Lundy's warm soulful bass does more than enough to give the set a sound bottom – and Hicks' free lyrical piano works nicely with Sanders' spiritual horn. Titles include a remake of "You've Got To Have Freedom", plus "Naima", "Origin", "Speak Low", "After The Morning", and "Africa". Also features the tracks "Duo" and "Heart To Heart" – not on the vinyl release! Great 2CD version – with a bonus CD that features two alternates of "Speak Low", and one more of "After The Morning". CD
Also available Africa ... CD 11.99

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Pharoah SandersJourney To The One (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Theresa/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $54.99 59.99
A stunning little record from Pharoah Sanders – a double-length set that has all the soul and spirit of his Impulse Records classics, but with a very different vibe! There's a sense of focus here that's tremendous – as if Sanders has found a way to take the energy of his side-long performances and hone them to a level that's maybe even more expressive in its economy – maybe a streamlining of spiritual jazz for the new decade, but not at a level that tries to sound commercial or mainstream at all. Sanders is joined here by a host of equally well-voiced players who really match his energy – Joe Bonner and John Hicks on piano, Eddie Henderson on flugelhorn, Ray Drummond on bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums – and the set also features a bit of great work on koto from Yoko Ito Gates as well. Titles include the classic "You've Got To Have Freedom" – a fantastic soaring anthem of joy – plus "After The Rain", "Soledad", "Greetings To Idris", "Doktor Pitt", "Think About The One", "Bedria", and "Yemenja". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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Pharoah SandersPharoah Sanders Live ... LP
Theresa/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1982. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $49.99 About January 22, 2023
Quite a nice little album from Pharoah – the kind of session we always overlooked when we were digging for Impulse titles, and which we're now going back to, and almost appreciating more than the classic ones! The album's a quartet session – recorded live, of course – with a freely swinging rhythm section that features John Hicks, Walter Booker, and Idris Muhammad. The centerpiece of the album is a long quartet version of "You've Got To Have Freedom" – one that's nice and grooving, but in a very different way than the more famous studio version. Another real winner is "Pharomba", a 13 minute long track that has a gentle groove and some extremely nice work on tenor from Pharoah! LP, Vinyl record album

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Pharoah SandersRejoice (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Theresa/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1981. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $54.99 59.99
Fantastic 80s work from Pharoah Sanders – with a vibe that's a perfect extension of his classic work for the Impulse label! The album has Pharoah working with an amazing group – Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, John Hicks and Joe Bonner on piano, Art Davis on bass, and either Elvin Jones or Billy Higgins on drums. The sound is remarkably fresh – soaring and spiritual, but also more focused than in earlier years, with a great amount of soulful warmth. And although extra elements are added – like vocals, vibes, and added percussion – Pharoah's solos still dominate the whole album beautifully. Titles include "Rejoice", "Origin", "Moments Notice", "Central Park West", "Farah", "Ntjilo Ntjilo/Bird Song", and "Nigerian Juju Hilife". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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✨✧ Charles Tolliver & Music Inc.Live At The Loosdrecht Jazz Festival (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $52.99 59.99
A searing live set from trumpeter Charles Tolliver – one of the few talents who could take his instrument into the kind of long-blown, beautifully open territory explored on a double length album like this! Tolliver maybe inherits a late Lee Morgan quality, but also opens up with the Woody Shaw generation – but at a level that's even more exploratory than Woody, and which follows up the fantastic sounds of his two part Live At Slugs albums, issued slightly earlier on the Strata East label! Strata is a name that's come to be synonymous with the best in spiritual jazz of the 70s – and Tolliver is the key figure at the top of that legacy – really making magic here in a quartet that includes John Hicks on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Alvin Queen on drums. Titles are all nice and long – and include "Grand Max", "Truth", "Prayer For Peace", "Our Second Father" and "Repetition". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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✨✧ Ricky FordFlying Colors ... LP
Muse, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With John Hicks on piano, Walter Booker on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. Titles include "Jordanian Walk", "Chelsea Bridge", "Take The Coltrane", and "Portrait Of Mingus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny FortuneAwakening ... LP
A&M/Horizon, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff from Sonny Fortune – emerging here as a strong leader with a spiritual soulful style that was steeped in traditions from labels like Strata East and Muse, but which also worked quite well in the slightly-expanded setting of A&M's Horizon projects. The group here is a well-selected one – with John Hicks and Kenny Barron on piano, Charles Sullivan on trumpet, Wayne Dockery and Reggie Workman on bass, and Billy Hart on drums. Fortune really knows when to sit back and let the group groove – but he also burns away strongly on his own solos. Titles include "Triple Threat", "Nommo", "Sunshower", and "Awakening". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging, small peeled spot from sticker removal in front, and a light stain along the spine.)

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✨✧ Russell GunnYoung Gunn Plus (32 Jazz pressing) ... CD
32 Jazz, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Russell Gunn looks a bit dated on the cover of this set, but the album's got a lot more depth inside than up front – a solidly soulful groove that's a lot tighter than the waistline on Gunn's droopy pants! Most of the set has a focused soul jazz approach – even more so than on some of Russell's more recent albums – making for a great early effort from the trumpeter, who's an East St Louis player with an initial love of hip hop more than jazz. Most of the record's a straight jazz affair, though – played by a great group with John Hicks on piano, Sam Newsome on tenor, Peter Washington on bass, and Cecil Brooks on drums – but one cut actually does feature a bit of rhymes from Chef Word, dropped in with surprising subtlety, especially considering other jazz/hip hop experiments of the generation. Titles include "East St Louis", "Blue Gene", "The Message", "The Concept", and "DJ". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe LovanoStreams Of Expression ... CD
Blue Note/EMI, 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Gary Smulyan on baritone sax, John Hicks on piano, and others. CD

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✨✧ Mingus Big BandLive In Time ... CD
Dreyfus (Canada), 1996. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Randy Brecker on trumpet, Robin Eubanks on trombone, Gary Smulyan on baritone sax, Gary Bartz on alto, Kenny Drew and John Hicks on piano, and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ David Murray QuartetMorning Song ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of David Murray's straighter sides from the early 80s – and exactly the kind of record to prove to the world that he could be a strong tenor traditionalist while still bringing an inventive sound to play! Murray's tone is deep and soulful, and often quite lyrical – set nicely in a quartet that features warm piano from John Hicks, bass from Reggie Workman, and drums from Ed Blackwell. The Workman/Blackwell component ensure that things still have an edge at times, even when swinging – and the tunes are a mix of Murray originals and a few standards. Titles include "Morning Song", "Light Blue Frolic", "Off Season", "Duet", "Body and Soul", and "Jitterbug Waltz". CD

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✨✧ New York UnitNow's The Time ... CD
King (Japan), 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
John Hicks on piano, Hannibal Marvin Peterson on trumpet, Richard Davis on bass, andTatsuya Nakamura on drums. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ New York UnitTribute To Great Tenors ... CD
King (Japan), 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
John Hicks on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Tatsuya Nakamura on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousMerry Jazzmas – From Novus Records ... CD
Novus, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks by Roy Hargrove, John Hicks, Steve Lacy, Steve Coleman, Hilton Ruiz, Carmen McRae, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Billy BangVietnam – Reflections ... CD
Justin Time, 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful follow-up to Billy Bang's Vietnam: The Aftermath – one that revisits Bang's experience in Vietnam with an even more thoughtful, more introspective approach! The scope of the work is really wonderful – a rich array of colors and tones, arranged by Bang and woven out of his own compositions and a few traditional Vietnamese numbers. Players on the set include James Spaulding on alto and flute, Henry Threadgill on flute, John Hicks on piano, Curtis Lundy on bass, and Michael Carvin on drums – and the set also features some beautiful Vietnamese vocals on a few numbers too. Titles include "Ru Con", "Lock & Load", "Waltz Of The Water Puppets", "Trong Comb", "Reconciliation", "Doi Moi", and "Reflections". CD
(Still sealed. Small cutout hole through spine.)

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✨✧ Cecil Brooks IIILive At Sweet Basil ... CD
Savant, 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Don Braden on tenor sax and John Hicks on piano! CD
(CONDITION NOTE: the booklet has been trimmed about 0.5" along the top edge, no text is missing, but fits loosely in the case. Tray card is creased, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Chico Freeman & Arthur BlytheLuminous – Recorded Live At Ronnie Scott's Club ... CD
Ronnie Scotts (UK), 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great pairing of these two inventive reedmen – recorded in wonderfully warm company at Ronnie Scott's in London, with a fluid, open feel that marks the album as a standout in the 80s work of both players! Freeman's on tenor and soprano, and Blythe is on alto sax – and together, they blow these interwoven lines at the start of most tracks – then break out in free-thinking, soul drenched solos – urged on by the rhythmic work of John Hicks on piano, Donald Pate on bass, Norman Hedman on percussion, and Victor Jones on drums. Hicks brings in a lyrical touch that seems to shape the work of both players – and titles include "Naima's Love Song", "Avotja", "Footprints", "Luminous", and "You Are Too Beautiful". CD

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✨✧ Hank MobleyHi Voltage (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
An extremely well-titled set from the legendary Hank Mobley – one of his key Blue Notes of the 60s, and an album that glides along with an undeniable sense of joy, life, and soul! Mobley's really opening up his groove at this point – moving way beyond standard hard bop and soul jazz riffs, into a field of complicated rhythms – and a flurry of sound that features his mighty tenor atop a crack sextet that includes Blue Mitchell and Jackie McLean. John Hicks handles piano on the session – and brings in a beautiful range of colors and tones – and rhythm's handled by the skipping drums of Billy Higgins and the always-solid bass of Bob Cranshaw. Titles include "Two & One", "High Voltage", "No More Goodbyes", "Advance Notion", and "Bossa De Luxe". CD

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersAfrica (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Timeless/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1987. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A brilliant 80s set from Pharoah Sanders – a record that has him a much more understated setting than some of his other albums from the time – but one that's maybe even more soulful and searching overall! The great one plays blistering tenor right from the start – in a quartet with John Hicks on piano, Curtis Lundy on bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums – all players who have this way of doing a lot with a little, especially in the rhythm department – where they seem to give Sanders some of his strongest sense of groove since the key albums for Theresa. Muhammad's got this tight sense of timekeeping, but with a looseness that we love – and Lundy's warm soulful bass does more than enough to give the set a sound bottom – and Hicks' free lyrical piano works nicely with Sanders' spiritual horn. Titles include a remake of "You've Got To Have Freedom", plus "Naima", "Origin", "Speak Low", "After The Morning", and "Africa". Also features the tracks "Duo" and "Heart To Heart" – not on the original vinyl release! LP, Vinyl record album
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Africa (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 19.99
Africa ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Dick BerkEast Coast Stroll ... CD
Reservoir, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
Dick Berk on drums, John Hicks on piano, Jay Collins on tenor saxophone, Ray Drummond on bass, and Dan Faehnle on guitar. CD
 
 
 



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