John Hicks

John Josephus Hicks, Jr.

Also known as Hicks, J. Hicks, John "Walk This Way" Hicks, John J. Hicks, JohnHicks

Discography of John Hicks:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Africa 8 Audio 1988
2 John Hicks 8 Audio 1984 Theresa Records
3 Some Other Time 7 Audio 1981 Theresa Records
4 Africa 6 Audio 1987 Timeless Records (3)
5 Hells Bells 4 Audio 1980 Strata-East
6 On The Wings Of An Eagle 9 Audio 2006 Chesky Records
7 Lover Man: Tribute To Billie Holiday 8 Audio 1993 Sony
8 Friends Old And New 8 Audio 1992 Novus
9 Music In The Key Of Clark 13 Audio 2002 Highnote
10 Two Of A Kind 11 Audio 1992 Evidence (5)
11 Sketches Of Tokyo 6 Audio 1985 DIW Records
12 In Concert 5 Audio 1986 Theresa Records
13 Power Trio 6 Audio 1991 Novus
14 Live At Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Seven 11 Audio 1991 Concord Jazz

American jazz pianist.

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. [a=Albert King], [a=Oliver Nelson], [a=Grant Green], [a=Johnny Griffin], [a=Pharoah Sanders], and more) he joined [a=Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers] in 1964. He then played with [a=Betty Carter] ('65-66) and [a=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 [l=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 [a=Mingus Dynasty]. He married flutist Elise Woods in 2001.

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