John Hicks

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John Hicks
Something to Live For

John Hicks is one of the real heavy-hitters of the keyboard, ranking right up there with the likes of Kenny Barron, Mulgrew Miller, et al. Here John has put together a unique program of music by Billy Strayhorn, sometimes known as "Duke Ellington's alter-ego". John's imagination and technique are given free-reign in this trio setting and he lavishes insight on tunes both familiar and seldom-heard. Dwayne Dolphin and Cecil Brooks III add a spectrum of color to this repertoire, which may be the most sensitive and deeply-felt literature in jazz/popular music.

John Hicks- piano; Dwayne Dolphin- bass; Cecil Brooks III- drums

Tracks: Something to Live For; Daydream; Medley: Lotus/Blossom; Blood Count; A Flower is a Lovesome Thing; Chelsea Bridge; Lush Life; UMMG; Minor Blues; Passion Flower; Satin Doll; Summary.

 Something to Live For


 Medley: Lotus/Blossom

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