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On January 13, 2004.

On January 13, 2004, “High Note” label released “Song for the New Man”, the 33th David “Fathead” Newman album. It was recorded in October 2003, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by David “Fathead” Newman and Houston Person.

Personnel:

  • David “Fathead” Newman – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone 
  • John Hicks – piano
  • John Menegon – bass
  • Jimmy Cobb – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by David “Fathead” Newman except where noted

  1. Visa – Charlie Parker
  2. Time After Time – Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
  3. Shakabu
  4. Song for the New Man – Pat Rebillot
  5. Passing Through – Herbie Mann
  6. Fast Lane
  7. Lonesome Head
  8. When I Fall in Love – Victor Young, Edward Heyman
  9. This I Dig of You – Hank Mobley

On January 11, 2005.

On January 11, 2005, “High Note” label released “I Remember Brother Ray”, the 34th David “Fathead” Newman album. It was recorded in August 2004, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by David “Fathead” Newman and Houston Person. The album was paying tribute to his bandleader and mentor Ray Charles.

Personnel:

  • David “Fathead” Newman – tenor saxophone
  • John Hicks – piano
  • Steve Nelson – vibraphone
  • John Menegon – bass
  • Winard Harper – drums

Track listing:

  1. Hit the Road Jack – Percy Mayfield
  2. Georgia On My Mind – Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  3. When Your Lover Has Gone – Einar Aaron Swan
  4. Drown in My Tears – Henry Glover
  5. ‘Deed I Do – Fred Rose, Walter Hirsch
  6. It Had to Be You – Isham Jones, Gus Kahn
  7. Ruby – Mitchell Parish, Heinz Roemheld
  8. Them That Got (I Ain’t Got Nothing Yet) – Ray Charles, Ricci Harper

On October 1, 1999.

On October 1, 1999, “High Note” label released “Chillin’”, the 29th David “Fathead” Newman album. It was recorded in December 1998, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by David “Fathead” Newman and Houston Person.

Personnel:

  • David “Fathead” Newman– soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, flute
  • John Hicks– piano
  • Bryan Carrott– vibraphone
  • Steve Novosel– bass
  • Winard Harper– drums
  • Cadino Newman – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Take the Coltrane – Duke Ellington
  2. Return to Paradise – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
  3. The Whole Tzimmes – David “Fathead” Newman
  4. These Foolish Things – Jack Strachey, Holt Marvell, Harry Link
  5. Invitation – Bronisław Kaper, Paul Francis Webster
  6. Chillin’ – David “Fathead” Newman
  7. Caravan – Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
  8. Red Top – Lionel Hampton, Ben Kynard

On September 19, 1991.

On September 19, 1991, “Strata-East” label released “Steadfast”, the second John Hicks studio album. It was recorded in May 1975, in London.

Personnel:

  • John Hicks – piano
  • Ulrich Hofmann – design
  • Malcolm Addey – digital mastering
  • Duncan Stanbury – digital transfer
  • Manfred Rinderspacher – photography

Track listing:

  1. One for John Mixon – John Hicks
  2. Lush Life – Billy Strayhorn
  3. Pensativa – Clare Fischer
  4. Sophisticated Lady – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish
  5. Hamp’s Dance – John Hicks
  6. My One and Only Love – R. Guy
  7. Steadfast – John Hicks
  8. Serenade – J. Walters
  9. Without a Song – Vincent Youmans
  10. In a Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz
  11. Soul Eyes – Mal Waldron
  12. A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square – Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin
  13. The Bright Eyes – John Hicks

On August 30, 1969.

On August 30, 1966, “ESP” label released “Staying on the Watch”, the debut Sonny Simmons album. It was recorded in 1966 and was produced by Bernard Stollman.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Simmons- alto saxophone
  • Barbara Donald- trumpet
  • John Hicks- piano
  • Teddy Smith- bass
  • Marvin Patillo- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Sonny Simmons

  1. Metamorphosis
  2. A Distant Voice
  3. City of David
  4. Interplanetary Travelers

On August 1, 2006.

On August 1, 2006, “Blue Note” label released “Streams of Expression”, the 20th Joe Lovano studio album. It was recorded in December 2005, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Joe Lovano.

Personnel:

  • Joe Lovano: alto clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Larry Farrell: trombone
  • George Garzone: tenor saxophone
  • Tim Hagans: trumpet
  • John Hicks: piano
  • Dennis Irwin: bass
  • Ralph Lalama: clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Lewis Nash: drums
  • Michael Parloff: flute
  • Barry Ries: Trumpet
  • Charles Russo: clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Gunther Schuller: conductor
  • Steve Slagel: flute, alto and soprano saxophone
  • Gary Smulyan: baritone saxophone
  • James Weidman: piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Lovano.

  1. Streams of Expression: Streams, Pt. 1
  2. Streams of Expression: Cool, Pt. 2
  3. The Birth of the Cool Suite: Prelude/Moon Dreams
  4. The Birth of the Cool Suite: Interlude No. 1/Move/Interlude No. 2
  5. The Birth of the Cool Suite: Boplicity/Postlude
  6. Blue Sketches
  7. Buckeyes
  8. Streams of Expression: Enchantment, Pt. 3
  9. Streams of Expression: Second Nature, Pt. 4
  10. Streams of Expression: The Fire Prophets, Pt. 5
  11. Big Ben

On April 25, 2000.

On April 25, 2000, “Blue Note” label released “52nd Street Themes”, the seventeen Joe Lovano album. It was recorded in November 1999, at “Avatar Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Joe Lovano. The album won the “Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album.”

Personnel:

  • Joe Lovano– tenor saxophone
  • Steve Slagle– alto saxophone
  • George Garzone– tenor saxophone
  • Ralph Lalama – tenor saxophone
  • Gary Smulyan– baritone saxophone
  • Tim Hagans– trumpet
  • Conrad Herwig– trombone
  • John Hicks– piano
  • Dennis Irwin– bass
  • Lewis Nash– drums

Track listing:

  1. If You Could See Me Now – Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman
  2. On a Misty Night – Tadd Dameron
  3. Slippin’ at Bells – Miles Davis
  4. Passion Flower – Billy Strayhorn
  5. Deal – Willie “Face” Smith
  6. The Scene Is Clean – Tadd Dameron
  7. Whatever Possess’d Me – Tadd Dameron
  8. Charlie Chan – Joe Lovano
  9. Theme for Ernie – Fred Laacey
  10. Tadd’s Delight – Tadd Dameron
  11. Abstractions on 52nd Street – Joe Lovano
  12. 52nd Street Theme – Thelonious Monk
  13. Embraceable You – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

On December 16, 1990.

On December 16, 1990, “Paddle Wheel” label released “Blue Bossa”, the second George Adams album with the “New York Unit”. It was recorded in 1990, at “MusicInn Studio” in Tokyo.

Personnel:

  • George Adams– tenor sax
  • John Hicks– piano
  • Richard Davis– bass
  • Tatsuya Nakamura– drums

Track listing:

  1. Blue Bossa – Kenny Dorham
  2. The Everywhere Calypso – Sonny Rollins
  3. I Thought About You – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer
  4. Monk’s Mood – Thelonious Monk
  5. A Minor Melody – Roland Hanna
  6. Blues for Moment – George Adams
  7. Misako and Beautiful Shores – Richard Davis
  8. Take the “A” Train – Billy Strayhorn

On December 4, 1995.

On December 4, 1995, “Milestone” label released “Heart Beats”, the debut Keystone Trio album. It was recorded in 1995, at “Clinton Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Todd Barkan.

Personnel:

  • John Hicks– piano
  • George Mraz– bass
  • Idris Muhammad– drums
  • Freddy Cole– vocals

Track listing:

  1. Speak Low
  2. I Fall in Love Too Easily
  3. If I Should Lose You
  4. It Had to Be You
  5. How Deep Is the Ocean
  6. Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered
  7. Dancing in the Dark
  8. Two Hearts
  9. Stay as Sweet as You Are

 

On February 19, 1997.

On February 19, 1997, “Milestone” label released “Newklear Music”, the second Keystone Trio album. It was recorded in 1996, at “Clinton Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Todd Barkan.

Personnel

  • John Hicks– piano
  • George Mraz– bass
  • Idris Muhammad– drums
  • Troy Halderson – engineer
  • Jamie Putnam – art direction
  • Gilles Margerin – design
  • John Abbott – photography
  • Chip Stern – linear notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Sony Rollins.

  1. T.Y.O.G.
  2. Times Slimes
  3. Wynton
  4. Here’s to the People
  5. Airegin
  6. Tell Me You Love Me
  7. Silk ‘n’ Satin
  8. Kids Know
  9. Love Note for Sonny