DIW (Japan) 1988
DIW-8004 (LP) w/obi combined insert.
sleeve : VG+(SRW, SPSE/TOC: 4cm crack and tape on bottom, wear on corner.)
media : EX+/EX+(some slightly noises.)
This is a 1988 leader album by the American pianist John Hicks, who collaborated with a wide range of musicians from Art Blakey, Sonny Simmons, Hank Mobley, to Pharoah Sanders, spanning from bebop to free jazz. It's a Japan-exclusive release featuring recordings from a trio session in 1985 with Walter Booker on bass and Idris Muhammad on drums, held at the Avaco Studio in Tokyo. This unique release showcases Hicks' piano artistry in a poised atmosphere, with a repertoire that includes his original scores as well as standards sung by Billie Holiday and classics by Thelonious Monk. Hicks' piano work is light yet full of allure, making for a wonderful performance that can be enjoyed in a relaxed ambiance. He stands as a formidable presence alongside Joe Bonner. Highly recommended.
A2: For Heaven’s Sake
A3: Book’s Bossa