John Hicks

Some Other Time

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A flexible jazz pianist who can fit in comfortably in settings ranging from bop to fairly free, John Hicks is in excellent form during this straightforward set, which is mostly a trio outing with bassist Walter Booker and drummer Idris Muhammad from 1981. Originally a Theresa LP, the Evidence reissue CD adds "Epistrophy" (which features the same group in 1982), "Night Journey" (the trio in 1984), and "After The Morning," an effective piano duet by John with his wife Olympia Hicks. Two special highlights of the program are John Hicks' solo piano versions of "Ghost of Yesterday" and "Some Other Time."

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