John Hicks: Fatha's Day by Russ Musto, published on January 25, 2004. [17] He stayed with Blakey for two years,[2] during which time his playing was compared with that of McCoy Tyner, for the level of energy displayed and for some of the intervals that they used. [5] He also took organ lessons, sang in choirs and tried the violin and trombone. An asterisk (*) after the year indicates that it is the year of release. John Hicks, a pianist who helped define the mainstream jazz aesthetic of his instrument, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. [5] As a duo, they played mostly jazz, but also some classical music. [31] From around 1989 into the 1990s he played with the Mingus Dynasty band, including for performances of the symphony Epitaph. [53], Hicks had a style of his own, containing a "combination of irresistible creativity and responsiveness [...] encompassing swing, hard bop and the avant garde, and made him a first-call choice for many of the most important American modern jazz groups". Hicks was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Biography. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1995 CD release of In The Mix on Discogs. After early experiences backing blues musicians, Hicks moved to New York in 1963. John Josephus Hicks, Jr. (December 21, 1941 – May 10, 2006) was an American jazz pianist and composer, active in the New York and international jazz scenes from the mid-1960s. [10] He also studied for a short time at the Berklee School of Music in Boston before moving to New York in 1963. The item you've selected was not added to your cart. A year ago, Goodrum wore “J.J. It attracted touring musicians from New York and elsewhere, including a group of five legendary pianists — John Hicks, Mulgrew Miller, Larry Willis, Kenny Kirkland and Randy Weston — … The nickname Hicks’ father gave his toe-tapping kid when he was a toddler will be on the back of his jersey when the Tigers travel to Minnesota to face the Twins in two weeks. The Guardian jazz critic John Fordham referred to his "alacrity of thought and execution" and the singer Betty Carter, for whom Hicks worked for … Find thousands jazz reviews at All About Jazz! [38], His most commercially successful recordings were tributes to other musicians, including Something to Live For (1998), Impressions of Mary Lou (2000), and Fatha's Day (2003). The Guardian jazz … John Josephus Hicks Jr. (December 21, 1941 – May 10, 2006) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. Born in Atlanta on December 21, 1942, Hicks was raised in Los Angeles where he absorbed Fats Waller, bebop and church music in the 1950s, and studied piano at his mother's side. John Hicks Legacy Band + Follow Artist. Sign in to check out Check out as guest . He was a member of… Solo Piano: Cyrus Chestnut, John Hicks & Ray Bryant article by Marcia Hillman, published on October 3, 2009 at All About Jazz. Jazz Unlimited for January 17 will be “The Career of John Hicks.” Born in Atlanta, pianist John Hicks came to St. Louis at the age of 14. [36] He played in the UK with the Mingus Big Band in 1999,[37] and played on their album Blues and Politics from the same year. [23] The session resulted in two albums – the trio Hells Bells, with bassist Clint Houston and drummer Cliff Barbaro, and the piano solo Steadfast. John Hicks #55 Fullname: John Austin Hicks Nickname: Jazz Born: 8/31/1989 in Richmond, VA Draft: 2011, Seattle Mariners, Round: 4, Overall Pick: 123 College: Virginia Debut: 8/29/2015 Jazz. [11] He then played with Joe Farrell and toured with trombonist Al Grey and tenor saxophonist Billy Mitchell. John Hicks was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. John Hicks, one of the most versatile and prolific jazz pianists of the past four decades, died of internal bleeding in New York City on May 10, 2006. Find thousands jazz reviews at All About Jazz! I am the editor of On Sound and Music and I gave permission for the content to be used in Wikipedia. August 7, 2019 DETROIT -- John Hicks was years away from even dreaming about playing baseball, let alone being a Major Leaguer, when his Players’ Weekend nickname was born. [4] From 1972 to 1973 Hicks taught jazz history and improvisation at Southern Illinois University. John Hicks is an album led by the eponymous pianist, recorded in 1982. Price: US $68.00. [3] As a child, he moved with his family around the United States, as his father, Rev John Hicks Sr, took up jobs with the Methodist church. [7] While there, he played in schoolmate Lester Bowie's band, the Continentals. I also knew John Hicks personally. Guess I won't know who the bassist is for certain until the CD arrives. After the Morning (At the Montreal International Jazz Festival) John Hicks: 1: 1993: In Concert: John Hicks: 1: Album + Soundtrack. John Hicks [John Josephus Hicks Jr.] (born December 21, 1941, Atlanta, GA; died May 10, 2006, NYC; aged 64), piano. DETROIT -- John Hicks was years away from even dreaming about playing baseball, let alone being a Major Leaguer, when his Players’ Weekend nickname was born. John Josephus Hicks, Jr. (December 21, 1941 – May 10, 2006 [1]) was an American jazz pianist and composer, active in the New York and the international jazz scene from the mid-1960s. [2] His family was middle class; "I was brought up as a decent human being, where you had aspirations and there were expectations", he commented. John Josephus Hicks, Jr. (December 21, 1941 – May 10, 2006) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. He was leader for more than 30 recordings and played as a sideman on more than 300. [2] He began playing the piano aged six or seven in Los Angeles. He was 64. He was part of Lovano's quartet in 1998,[43] which led to Hicks being part of the saxophonist's nonet from its formation the following year. He is best remembered for being the last lineman to be runner-up in the vote for the Heisman Trophy College career. [22] "He recorded with Oliver Lake (1970) and performed and recorded in the Netherlands with Charles Tolliver (1972). Music in the Key of Clark. Realizing the confusion, Liddle called out Dixon’s first name, but in his Tennessee accent. Shipped FREE with USPS Media Mail. They have also lived in Steamboat Springs, CO and Bellevue, WA. You’ve got the moves.’ And then, it just got shortened to Jazz. He continued to play and record extensively in the United States and internationally. Hells Bells was reissued on CD by Charly Records in 1998. 1. John is related to Cynthia H Hicks and Tonda J Hicks as well as 1 additional person. “When I was a kid, anytime music would come on, I would start dancing,” Hicks explained. [21] From the 1970s he also played in more avant garde bands. With bassist Buster Williams and drummer Louis Hayes, also seasoned veterans and bandleaders themselves, the set list for this well-recorded studio session is a hard bop lover's feast, drawing from both familiar and less frequently heard repertoire. Impulse!!!!! John Hicks. Shipping and handling. [41] He was described in 2000 as the "HighNote house pianist". 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List of sessions by recorded date & location: John Hicks Discography - session index John Hicks, who has served for several years as acccompanist to the vocalist Betty Carter, gave a concert with his trio at the New York Jazz Museum on Saturday. [9], Hicks had summer gigs in the southern United States with blues musicians Little Milton and Albert King. “That was kind of an accidental nickname,” Hicks explained. [57], His compositions "are wandering and melodic, suggestive and malleable yet memorable". He was part of Art Blakey's band for two years, then backed vocalist Betty Carter from 1965 to 1967, before joining Woody Herman's big band, where he stayed until 1970. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about John Hicks - In Concert at Discogs. Some references have him being born on December 12, while others say December 21. "[4] As leader, his choice of material in the 1990s was often of commonly played standards. Fatha's Day. [32][33] He became "a fixture at international music festivals"[20] as well as continuing to play in New York. Condition: Like New. Game-worn jerseys will be auctioned at MLB.com/auctions, with proceeds donated to the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation. The cause was internal bleeding, said his daughter Naima Hicks. This posthumously issued solo piano recording by John Hicks was done in 2006 at a concert in New Hope, PA, comprising nine standards ranging from American popular songs to post-bop and compositions by Thelonious Monk.The consummate musical linguist, Hicks settles into a no-time ballad format for at least half of the program, takes the razor-sharp edges off of the Monk pieces, and wends … For more on this, see User talk:Mlou. After periods with Kenny Dorham and Joe Henderson, Hicks joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in 1964. “One day, we were sitting on the bench together, and Liddle looked over and goes, ‘Dixie!’ Me and Dixon both looked over, because Dixie/Hicksy.”. [2] In 1963 he was also part of saxophonist Pharoah Sanders' first band,[12] and appeared on CBC Television backing vocalist Jimmy Witherspoon. This album’s subtitle is Remembering Sonny Clark. "[54], A reviewer of a 1993 release, Lover Man: A Tribute to Billie Holiday, commented that Hicks "mastered the technique of shaping a piano chord so it sounds like the rising and falling of a breath". Post-Bop Mainstream Jazz. John Hicks: Something to Live For Updated April 25, 2019 – By Willard Jenkins One of the more reliable and agreeably refreshing sounds in jazz piano is that of John Hicks, a man who as an infant must have leapt out of the womb swinging; consistency, thy name is John Hicks. 1 & 2, Art Blakey et les Jazz Messengers au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World, Vols. A soulful bluesy ballad, this track exudes a sultry sound unlike any other jazz trio ballad I've heard before or since. Miguel Cabrera will be Miggy, of course. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Hells Bells is a studio album led by American pianist John Hicks recorded in 1975 but not released on the Strata-East label until 1980. [5] His recording continued, including with "Lester Bowie (1974), Carter Jefferson (1978), and Chico Freeman (1978–79). "[4] He played with Blakey again in 1973. “It started out like, ‘You’re a little jazz. John Austin Hicks (born August 31, 1989) is an American professional baseball catcher and first baseman who is currently a free agent. Art Blakey!!!!! Wilson, John S. (July 7, 1984) "Jazz: John Hicks and Sextet". In the past, these have included artists of the caliber of Bobby Watson and Vincent Herring; more recently he has been working with Javon Jackson and Elise [Wood]".[58]. Biography. Like Hicks, most of the Tigers who were on the team at this point last year will carry over the same nickname. [26] After recording with Carter on her Now It's My Turn in 1976, Hicks returned to her band full-time; this raised his profile and led to his own recording – After the Morning. [5], "Hicks led bands from the mid-1970s. His small groups included a quartet of Sonny Fortune, Walter Booker, and Jimmy Cobb (1975–82, from 1990); a trio, without Fortune (from 1981); a quartet or trio, with the flutist Elise Wood added or replacing the drummer; another quartet, with the addition of Gary Bartz; a different trio with Curtis Lundy or Ray Drummond on double bass and Idris Muhammad on drums; quartets involving various of these musicians, as well as Watson, Blythe, Murray, Herring, or Craig Handy, and with Victor Lewis added to the pool of drummers; quintets and sextets whose members have also involved Robin Eubanks and Tolliver (both from 1982), Branford Marsalis (1982–4), Hannibal Peterson (from 1983), Wynton Marsalis (1983–4), Craig Harris (1985–6), Eddie Henderson (1985–6, 1988–90), and Freeman (1985–8); and a big band (formed in autumn 1982 and revived on occasion into the late 1990s)". Jazz pianist whose personal style harmoniously blended a melodious romanticism with buoyant, inventive, dramatic flair. Best Offer: Make Offer. List of albums/singles by catalogue number: John Hicks Catalog - album index. John Hicks: Sweet Love Of Mine album review by Nic Jones, published on January 11, 2007. Something to Live For. Includes: In the Mix. [4] Hicks studied music in 1958 at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania,[2][7] where he shared a room with drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson. [28], From 1983, the flautist Elise Wood was frequently a member of his groups. Jason Beck has covered the Tigers for MLB.com since 2002. Died May 10, 2006 in New York City, NY, USA. John Hicks is heard with his working trio on what is likely his final recording, made two months to the day prior to his unexpected death. 100% Authentic Merchandise & Vinyl. John Charles Hicks Jr. (March 21, 1951 – October 29, 2016) was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. 4:21 PREVIEW Steadfast. Blue In Green All Of You After The Rain Speak Low Blues For Maybeck Recital Hall Heroes Rhythm-a-ning Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love Oblivion John Hicks, a bop-based pianist who was a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, the Woody Herman Big Band and the Betty Carter Trio during … Read More "Pianist John Hicks Dies at 64" To access this content, you must purchase JazzTimes Membership. Item Information. "Maybeck Recital Hall", Berkeley, CA, August, 1990. [2] Hicks' debut recording as leader was on May 21, 1975, in England. [2] The couple had a son and daughter (Jamil Malik and Naima). [46][47] "over the last 12 years [of his life, he] released several collaborations with his wife Elise Wood to mixed reviews (Single Petal of a Rose, Trio & Strings, Beautiful Friendship)". John Hicks (1941-2006) gave much to jazz over several decades but never really received the appreciation he so richly deserved. Jazz Messengers!!!!! [39], Towards the end of his life, Hicks taught at New York University and The New School in New York. This year’s Players’ Weekend jerseys will be monochromatic, with the Tigers wearing special all-black jerseys and caps. Skubal, Rodriguez notch Minor League honors, All that Jazz: Hicks ready for Players' Weekend. [6] Hicks' final studio recording was On the Wings of an Eagle in March 2006. Hicks was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 21, 1941,[2] the oldest of five children. John Josephus Hicks, Jr. (December 21, 1941 – May 10, 2006) was an American jazz pianist and composer, active in the New York and international jazz scenes from the mid-1960s. [2] He died on May 10, 2006, from internal bleeding. [25], Hicks reunited with Carter in 1975, including accompanying her in a musical play, Don't Call Me Man, that year. “It started out like, ‘You’re a little jazz man. John Josephus Hicks, Jr. (December 21, 1941, Atlanta, Georgia – May 10, 2006) was an American jazz pianist and composer, active in the New York and the international jazz scene from the mid-1960s. [49] His last performance was at St Mark's United Methodist Church in New York City a few days before he died. It all comes from there. Himes, Geoffrey (June 4, 1993) "John Hicks's Vocal Piano Jazz". [55] Fellow pianist George Cables stated that Hicks "was a very strong and energetic player, and a very warm player, very much part of the tradition". [39][40], Hicks played and recorded with jazz artists such as Joe Lovano and David "Fathead" Newman. Find thousands reviews at All About Jazz! Hicks was born in Atlanta, Georgia. "[56], As an accompanist, Hicks played delicately, with carefully voiced chords. Ashley, Tim (August 19, 1999) "Rollicking but Tender". Complete your John Hicks collection. Palmer, Robert (July 25, 1977) "Jazz: John Hicks: Extrovert Pianist Performs Standards and Originals". [2] In St. Louis, he attended Sumner High School. He was leader for more than 30 recordings and played as a sideman on more than 300. Hicks studied music at Lincoln University in Missouri and Berklee School of Music in Boston before moving to New York in 1963. “When I was a kid, anytime music would come on, I would start dancing,” Hicks explained. He was 64. John Hicks. Find John Hicks bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on AllMusic - Jazz pianist whose personal style harmoniously… "[4] Hicks was dismissed in 1980 by Carter, a forceful bandleader, for drinking. -- Rick Block 01:03, 13 July 2007 (UTC) Birth date. [4][15] Blakey encouraged his band members, including Hicks, to compose for the band,[16] although they also played compositions by previous members of the band. 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Rodriguez, an early-season catalyst in Detroit's lineup, batted .330 with a .660 slugging percentage for the Mud Hens in July, slugging eight home runs and five doubles to go with 21 RBIs. A Midnight Session with the Jazz Messengers, At the Jazz Corner of the World, Vols. • Every team's Players' Weekend nicknames. Detroit Tigers recalled John Hicks from Toledo Mud Hens. Hicks was born in Atlanta, Georgia. “It started out like, ‘You’re a little jazz man. May 22, 2017: Detroit Tigers optioned C John Hicks to Toledo Mud Hens. “It started out like, ‘You’re a little jazz John Josephus Hicks, Jr. (December 21, 1941 – May 10, 2006) was an American jazz pianist and composer, active in the New York and international jazz scenes from the mid-1960s. Born December 21, 1941 in Atlanta, GA, USA. Brandon Dixon’s nickname came out of a dugout exchange with bench coach Steve Liddle. This year, he’ll be wearing the name “Stinchcomb.”. Pianist John Hicks was clearly one of America’s national treasures and his extraordinary talents were prodigious and prolific. As a child, he moved with his family around the United States, as his father took up jobs with the Methodist church. Twogether (Live at the Jazz Bakery) John Hicks Jazz 2010; Listen on Apple Music. As a child, he moved with his family around the United States, as his father took up jobs with the Methodist church. Styles. [4] He played in the UK with Freeman's band in 1989. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. He also freelanced, including with more contemporary players such as Arthur Blythe, David Murray, and Pharoah Sanders. [51] He "enjoyed writing arrangements for a quintet or sextet, often, like the finest jazz composers, tailoring parts to specific musicians. Pianist John Hicks weaves some real magic with this solo concert recorded five years ago at the Montreal Jazz Fest. He rejoined Carter in 1975; the five-year stay brought him more attention and helped to launch his recording career as a leader. May 26, 2017: Detroit Tigers recalled John Hicks from Toledo Mud Hens. John Hicks - Live At Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Seven (Concord Jazz CCD-4442) John Hicks, piano. [2] "Hicks had his critics, some of whom condemn him for insubstantiality. [30], From the early 1980s until his death he performed solo and led his own groups, including the Keystone Trio, with Idris Muhammad and George Mraz. Hopefully, now these will get more play by jazz groups around the world. [18], In the period 1965 to 1967 Hicks worked on and off with vocalist Betty Carter;[19] her liking for slow ballads helped him develop his sense of time. "[54] The Penguin Guide to Jazz commented that "This [...] is missing the point. John Hicks was years away from even dreaming about playing baseball, let alone being a Major Leaguer, when his Players’ Weekend nickname was born. Instead of recording for one company consistently, he would offer different projects to different labels. John Hicks, a pianist who helped define the mainstream jazz aesthetic of his instrument, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. Everyone who observed the performances of the jazz pianist John Hicks, who has died suddenly aged 64, remarked on his keyboard dash and rhythmic drive. [4] In 1984 he had a big band that rehearsed; a sextet from it played concerts. For the third consecutive year, players have a chance to put nicknames on the back of specially-designed jerseys as part of Players’ Weekend. Skubal, ranked fourth on MLB Pipeline’s recently-updated Tigers prospect list, posted a 2.03 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 31 innings over six starts between Class A Advanced Lakeland and Erie. Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Jazz album: “Fatha's Day” by John Hicks, released in 2004 on Unknown label. June 9, 2017: Detroit Tigers optioned C John Hicks to Toledo Mud Hens. Following these largely mainstream jazz experiences, Hicks expanded into freer bands, including those of trumpeters Charles Tolliver and Lester Bowie. John Hicks, jazz pianist 4CD LOT. He was sixty-four years of age. Hicks was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of … [3] Hicks is buried at South-View Cemetery in his hometown of Atlanta. Select this result to view John F Hicks's phone number, address, and more. It is one of two albums to be recorded during Hicks' debut studio session as leader, the other being Steadfast, ultimately released in 1991. Positions: First Baseman and Catcher Bats: Right • Throws: Right 6-2, 230lb (188cm, 104kg) Born: August 31, 1989 in Richmond, VA us. Hicks had an influence on one nickname among the new players as well. Two notable changes among the returning Tigers include Drew VerHagen, who changed his nickname from “Vergy” to “Dutch,” and Niko Goodrum. John Hicks: Sweet Love Of Mine album review by Nic Jones, published on January 11, 2007. [2] "During the 1980s Hicks played as a sideman in numerous groups, including those led by Richie Cole (1980), Arthur Blythe (In the Tradition), David Murray, Hamiet Bluiett, Art Davis, and Pharoah Sanders; he recorded with these musicians, as well as with Ricky Ford (1980, 1982), Alvin Queen (1981), Peter Leitch (1984), Vincent Herring (1986), and Bobby Watson (1986, 1988)". [2] Hicks "also recorded with Booker Ervin and Sonny Simmons (both 1966), Hank Mobley (1967), and Lee Morgan (1968)". • Double-A Erie left-hander Tarik Skubal and Triple-A Toledo infielder Ronny Rodriguez have been selected as the Tigers’ Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Month, respectively, for July. As a pianist, he proved himself in … [5] His recording debut was with Blakey in November that year, for the album 'S Make It. Stokes, W. Royal (February 12, 1984) "Hicks' Licks". Positions: First Baseman and Catcher Bats: Right • Throws: Right 6-2, 230lb (188cm, 104kg) Born: August 31, 1989 in Richmond, VA us. Submit Corrections. [45] He made a rare recording on organ (Hammond B3) on saxophonist Arthur Blythe's Exhale. After early experiences backing blues musicians, Hicks moved to New York in 1963. Explore the largest collection of jazz recordings @ All About Jazz "[35] He continued to record in the 1990s, including "in duos with Drummond (1989), Jay McShann (1992), and Leitch (1994); as a leader; in cooperative sessions with Kenny Barron (1989), Cecil McBee and Elvin Jones (as the Power Trio, 1990), with George Mraz and Muhammad (as the Keystone Trio, from 1995), and with Eric Alexander, Mraz, and Muhammad (1998); and further as a sideman with Murray, Leitch, Blythe, and Freeman, as well as with Roy Hargrove (1989–90, 1995), Bartz (1990), Lake (1991), Steve Marcus and Valery Ponomarev (both 1993), Nick Brignola, Russell Gunn, and Kevin Mahogany (all 1994), the Mingus Big Band (c1995), Fortune (1996), and Jimmy Ponder (1997). Shop Official John Hicks Merch, Vinyl Records, Shirts and More. Add to cart. Condition is Like New. 2. It is one of two albums to be recorded during Hicks' debut studio session as leader, the other being Steadfast, ultimately released in 1991. Find more Multiple Reviews articles [16] He then joined Woody Herman's big band, where he stayed until 1970,[5][20] playing as well as writing arrangements for the band. [51] In the view of AllMusic reviewer Michael G. Nastos, "Hicks died before reaping the ultimate rewards and high praise he deserved". Here, Hicks' trio brings to light some incredible Clark compositions. [2], In New York, Hicks first accompanied singer Della Reese. Former Tigers outfielder and current Fox Sports Detroit analyst Craig Monroe will be honored with the Willie Horton African-American Legacy Award in a pregame ceremony Sunday before he throws the ceremonial first pitch. Hells Bells is a studio album led by American pianist John Hicks recorded in 1975 but not released on the Strata-East label until 1980. John Josephus Hicks, Jr. (December 21, 1941 – May 10, 2006) was an American jazz pianist and composer, active in the New York and international jazz scenes from the mid-1960s. [2][4] His mother, Pollie,[1] was his first piano teacher. John Hicks, one of the most versatile and prolific jazz pianists of the past four decades, died of internal bleeding in New York City on May 10, 2006. No,” Joe Jimenez will be “Jo Jo” and Jeimer Candelario will be “Candy.” Buck Farmer’s nickname -- “George” -- is his actual first name. He has also played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers Career Amateur. [48] In January and February, he toured Israel, chiefly playing Thelonious Monk compositions. As a living tribute, as vibrant in performance as John was in life, ELISE WOOD-HICKS has put together this band to celebrate John Hicks and his music. “He goes, ‘Bandon,’” Hicks said. The best result we found for your search is John F Hicks age 80+ in Redmond, WA in the Grass Lawn neighborhood. American jazz pianist married to jazz flutist Elise Wood (Elise Wood-Hicks). Adding to your cart. He has] a reverence for melody and a sense of musical destination that gives form to his improvisations. Booth, Philip (July 11, 1998) "Saxist Joe Lovano's Got a 'Trio Fascination'". John Hicks profile page, biographical information, injury history and news He was leader for more than 30 recordings and played as a sideman on more than 300.[1]. [13] After periods with Kenny Dorham and Joe Henderson, Hicks joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in 1964. Listen on Apple Music. [2] His stint with Little Milton provided his first professional work, in 1958; Hicks stated that his playing in a variety of keys improved because the venue's piano was so out of tune that he had to transpose each piece that they played. John is related to Diane L Hicks and Keith A Hicks as well as 3 additional people. John Josephus Hicks, Jr. (December 21, 1941, Atlanta, Georgia – May 10, 2006[1]) was an American jazz pianist and composer, active in the New York Select this result to view John D Hicks's phone number, address, and more. [8] Hicks cited influences "from Fats Waller to Thelonious Monk to Methodist church hymns",[5] as well as local pianists. He opens with a stridey “That Olde Devil Called Love” and then launches into an evocative and totally captivating tribute to Billy Strayhorn, blending “A Flower is a Lovesome Thing” with “Chelsea Bridge.” Joyce, Mike (September 13, 1991) "Power Trio Key to Hicks's Piano". [50], Wood survived him, and has led a band dedicated to his music. The cause was internal bleeding, said his daughter Naima Hicks. John Hicks, jazz pianist 4CD LOT. [52] A collection of his papers and compositions, as well as video and audio recordings, is held by Duke University. 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