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Guide to the John Hicks Papers, 1950-2006

Abstract

John Hicks was a jazz pianist, composer, and educator professionally active in music since the 1960s.

The John Hicks Papers consist of compositions composed, arranged, or performed by John Hicks; a variety of personal files documenting his history in music; and a large collection of audio and moving image materials containing concerts, rehearsals, interviews, and piano lessons with Hicks.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Hicks, John, 1941-2006
Title
John Hicks papers 1950-2006
Language of Material
English
Extent
24 Linear Feet, Approximately 10,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The John Hicks Papers span the dates of 1950 through 2006, with the bulk of the materials dating from the 1980s and 1990s. The papers consist of compositions composed, arranged, or performed by John Hicks or Elise Wood; and personal files, including business records, press materials, photographs and correspondence. Also included is a large collection of audio and moving image materials, consisting chiefly of concert recordings of Hicks from the 1980s through the 2000s, but also containing rehearsals, interviews, and piano lessons with Hicks. There are audio and moving image materials in audio cassette, LP, CD, VHS, Betamax, and DVD formats.

Administrative Information

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Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

In addition, all original audio and moving image materials are CLOSED to patron listening and/or viewing. However, researchers can access the original artifacts for the purpose of reading liner notes and carrying out other text-based studies. Digital files from which CD use copies can be made are OPEN to patron use and are available for some items and are noted below. Unless otherwise noted, use copies must be made for access to audio and moving image content.

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Contents of the Collection

Consists of manuscript scores, instrumental parts, and lead sheets for works composed and/or arranged by John Hicks or Elise Wood-Hicks. Manuscripts are organized alphabetically by title, where different versions and copies of the same composition are grouped together. Most manuscripts are undated. Collection includes hand-written manuscripts, photocopies, and manuscripts produced on a laser printer. Miscellaneous manuscripts, unidentified pages, and fragments are located at the end of the Compositions by Others series.

Many scores and parts are unbound or fragile; please handle carefully and keep pages in their original order.

212
Box 1
After the Morning
Box 1
ATM
Box 1
Auvacha
Box 1
Avotcja
Box 1
Ballad for Mary Lou
Box 1
Ballade IV
Box 1
Blues in the Pocket
Box 1
B's Beat
Box 1
Dedication
Box 1
Dedication to Suzie
Box 1
Deux Battements de Coeur
Box 1
Eeecks
Box 1
Expectation
Box 1
Heart to Heart
Box 1
Hick's Time
Box 1
I'll Be Around
Box 1
In 2
Box 1
Interlude
Box 1
Life
Box 1
Lord's Prayer, The
Box 1
Luminous
(2 folders)
Box 1
Mind Wine
Box 1
Minor Collaboration
Box 1
Moment's Notice
Box 1
Motivation / Inc I
Box 1
Naima's Love Song
Box 2
One Moment Please
Box 2
Osaka
Box 2
Peace for E.H.
Box 2
Peaceful Moment
Box 2
Peanut Butter in the Desert
Box 2
Piece for My Peace
Box 2
Pocket Full of Blues
Box 2
Rose and Gold
Box 2
Sea Spray
Box 2
Sincerity
Box 2
Slowly but Surely
Box 2
Steadfast
Box 2
Symphony in Blue
Box 2
Topaz
Box 2
Triple Image
Box 2
Turquoise
Box 2
Urban Moods
Box 2
Waltons
Box 2
Westside Winds
Box 2
Yemenja
Box 2

Consists of manuscript scores, instrumental parts, and lead sheets for works performed by John Hicks from throughout his career. Manuscripts are organized alphabetically by title, where different versions and copies of the same composition are grouped together. Many manuscripts are undated. Collection includes hand-written manuscripts, photocopies, and manuscripts produced on a laser printer.

Many scores and parts are unbound or fragile; please handle carefully and keep pages in their original order.

24 Days an Hour
Box 3
After All
Box 3
Ah George
Box 3
Almost Spring
Box 3
Alone Together
Box 3
Anne's Mood
Box 3
Another
Box 3
Anya's Intuition
Box 3
April in Paris
Box 3
Armadelle
Box 3
Autumn in New York
Box 3
Balcony Rock
Box 3
Barrio Alto
Box 3
Bay Street
Box 3
Be Anything But Darling Be Mine
Box 3
Beautiful Love
Box 3
Beneath the Surface
Box 3
Bewitched
Box 3
Bidin
Box 3
Bien Hoa Blues
Box 3
Big Bertha
Box 3
Black Orpheus
Box 3
Black Sheep
Box 3
Black Warrior
Box 3
Blood Count
Box 3
Blue Spirits
Box 3
Blues in the Night
Box 3
Bluesette
Box 3
Boor's Back
Box 3
Bright Moments
Box 3
Brother
Box 3
But Beautiful
Box 3
C Jam Blues
Box 3
Call to Order
Box 3
Camino al Cielo
Box 3
Carlitos
Box 3
Carving in the Rock
Box 3
Ceora
Box 3
Charlie Parker's Last Supper
Box 3
Children's Hour of Dream, The
Box 3
City Home
Box 3
CJC
Box 3
Close Enough for Love
Box 3
Come Sunday
Box 3
Con Alma
Box 3
Coral Keys
Box 3
Crown Royal
Box 3
Dancin' in the Street
Box 3
Dark Side / Light Side
Box 3
Daydream
Box 3
Dear John
Box 3
Dedicated to Louis Armstrong
Box 4
De Not Disturb
Box 4
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Box 4
Don't Let It Go
Box 4
Dr. Jamie
Box 4
Dragon Gate, The
Box 4
Drought
Box 4
DS / LS
Box 4
Earl's World
Box 4
Easy Living
Box 4
Easy To Remember
Box 4
Ecaroh
Box 4
Elation
Box 4
Elsie's Smile
Box 4
Elysee
Box 4
Embraceable You
Box 4
Epistrophy
Box 4
Eretz
Box 4
Ernie's Tune
Box 4
Everybody Cryin Abba
Box 4
Eviction
Box 4
Expectation
Box 4
Faith
Box 4
Faith in Action
Box 4
Farewell to Dogma
Box 4
Feelin Good
Box 4
Fire in the Hole
Box 4
Flower is a Lonesome Thing, A
Box 4
Fly Little Bird, Fly
Box 4
F.M. Tune
Box 4
For All We Know
Box 4
For Heaven's Sake
Box 4
Fountainhead
Box 4
Friday the Thirteenth
Box 4
Fulton and Lafayette
Box 4
Funky Bunky
Box 4
Gabriela
Box 4
Gentle Moment, A
Box 4
Get Out of Town
Box 4
Girl Next Door, The
Box 4
Gossomer
Box 4
Guess I'll Hang My Tears
Box 4
Gypsy Folk Tales
Box 4
Hackensack
Box 4
Heart
Box 4
Helen's Song
Box 4
Here and There
Box 4
Here's To the People
Box 4
High Yellow
Box 4
Home
Box 4
Hope #2
Box 4
Hour Samba
Box 4
I Didn't Know What Time it Was
Box 4
I Should Care
Box 4
I Still Get Jealous
Box 4
I Waited for You
Box 4
Icarus
Box 4
If I Love Again
Box 4
If I Should Lose You
Box 4
I'll Be Around
Box 4
I'm Glad There Is You
Box 4
I'm Glad You're Here
Box 4
In the Moment
Box 4
In the Still of the Night
Box 4
In Walked Bud
Box 4
Ina
Box 4
Io
Box 4
Is That So
Box 4
Isfahan
Box 4
It Always Will Be You
Box 4
It's Easy To Remember
Box 4
I've Heard That Song Before
Box 4
Janet
Box 4
Johnny Come Lately
Box 4
Jordanian Walk
Box 4
Just One of Those Things
Box 4
Kabsha
Box 4
K.C.Q.
Box 4
Kha-de-sha
Box 5
Kids Know
Box 5
King Lee O's Legacy
Box 5
Krazy
Box 5
Lady Dardara
Box 5
Lake Placid Suite Part 3
(2 folders)
Box 5
Let's Cool One
Box 5
Linden Blvd
Box 5
Lotus Blossom
Box 5
Love Something
Box 5
Love Together
Box 5
Lover Man
Box 5
Luiza
Box 5
Ma Genealogie
Box 5
Man Who Never Sleeps, The
Box 5
Maya's Dance
Box 5
Meditations
Box 5
Merry Little
Box 5
Mickey's Tune
Box 5
Midnite
Box 5
Midtown Blues
Box 5
Minister's Son, The
Box 5
Minor Mishap
Box 5
Moments for Kiamia
Box 5
Monk's Mood
Box 5
Mood Swings
Box 5
Moon Rose
Box 5
Mornin
Box 5
Mother Wit
Box 5
Mr. Hicks
Box 5
Mudd's Mode
Box 5
My Conception
Box 5
My Little Brown Book
Box 5
My Prayer
Box 5
My Shining Hour
Box 5
Native Dancer
Box 5
Nature Boy
Box 5
New
Box 5
Nica's Dream
Box 5
Nice Walk in the Park, A
Box 5
Night Song
Box 5
NLS
Box 5
No More
Box 5
No More Goodbyes
Box 5
No One Has To Know
Box 5
Nuvola
Box 5
October song
Box 5
Ode for Aaron
Box 5
Off Minor
Box 5
Ojos de Rojo
Box 5
Old Country, The
Box 5
One for Amos
Box 5
One for E.W.
Box 5
Ornate
Box 5
O.T.Y.O.G.
Box 5
Our Second Father
Box 5
Pannonica
Box 5
Paris Without Shelly
Box 5
Passion Flower
Box 5
Peaceful Moment, A
Box 5
Peanut Butter Two
Box 5
Phooey
Box 5
Pick Yourself Up
Box 5
Piece of My Heart
Box 5
Plain and Simple Truth
Box 5
Poem, The
Box 5
Portrait
Box 6
Prayer for Peace
Box 6
Product #19
Box 6
Raincheck
Box 6
Raise Up
Box 6
Reflections
Box 6
Revealing
Box 6
Reverence
Box 6
Rhapsody and Blues
Box 6
Right On
Box 6
River Jordan
Box 6
Rose Without a Thorn, A
Box 6
Ruby
Box 6
Ruby My Dear
Box 6
Saigon-Phunk
Box 6
Sail Away
Box 6
Samurai, The
Box 6
Say It Over Again
Box 6
Saxaceous Serenade
Box 6
Sensation
Box 6
Shine
Box 6
Shoulders
Box 6
Siempre me Amor
Box 6
Silk 'n' Satin
Box 6
Sister Daisy
Box 6
Sleeping Bee, A
Box 6
So In Love
Box 6
Some Wondering Bushmen
Box 6
Somebody Gotta Move
Box 6
Someone To Watch
Box 6
Song of Love
Box 6
Songs of the Underground Railroad
Box 6
Soul Eyes
Box 6
Soul Train
Box 6
South of the Border
Box 6
Spaces Revisited
Box 6
Spain
Box 6
Spanning
Box 6
Star Crossed Lovers
Box 6
Stay Straight
Box 6
Steam
Box 6
Stompin' at the Savoy
Box 6
Storm Cloud Waltz Again
Box 6
Summertime
Box 6
Surge
Box 6
Surged
Box 6
Suspicion
Box 6
Sweet Love of Mine
Box 6
Symphony in Blue
Box 6
Take the A Train
Box 6
Tell Me You Love Me
Box 6
Textures
Box 6
That's for Me
Box 6
Theme for Delores
Box 6
Theme for Tet Offensive
Box 6
Then I Found You, And
Box 6
There But for the Grace of
Box 6
Three Elders
Box 6
Time on My Hand
Box 6
Times Slimes
Box 6
Tiptoe Gently Thru My Dreams
Box 6
To A.P. Kern
Box 6
To See Her Face
Box 6
Tomorrow Will Be Another Day
Box 6
Tonight at Noon
Box 6
Traveling Woman, The
Box 6
Triste
Box 6
Tunnel Rat
Box 6
Turn Around, The
Box 6
Ugly Beauty
Box 6
Valse Macabre
Box 6
Vera
Box 6
Walkin' Shoes
Box 6
Waltz for Maddie
Box 6
Waltz for Zweetie
Box 6
Wanderer, The
Box 6
We'll Be Together Again
Box 6
Well Water
Box 6
What a Diff'rence a Day Made
Box 6
What Your Name
Box 6
Wheel
Box 6
Wide Open
Box 6
Wise One
Box 6
With Malice Toward None
Box 7
Wynton
Box 7
Yesterday's Rainbow
Box 7
Yo . . . Ho Chi
Box 7
You Go To My Head
Box 7
You Know I Care
Box 7
You Must Believe in Spring
Box 7
Your Mind is on Vacation
Box 7
You're My Thrill
Box 7
Yvette
Box 7
Miscellaneous Lead Sheets
(4 folders)
Box 7
[unlabeled]
Box 7

Consists of manuscript scores and instrumental parts for compositions composed and/or arranged by John Hicks, Elise Wood-Hicks, and others. Manuscripts are organized alphabetically by title.

Many scores and parts are unbound or fragile; please handle carefully and keep pages in their original order.

After the Morning, arr. John Hicks
Box 8
Arulu
Box 8
Children of the Fire
Box 8
Daydream, arr. Elise Wood-Hicks
Box 8
Gypsy Folk Tales, arr. Mickey Bass
Box 8
Isfahan, arr. John Hicks
Box 8
Naima's Love Song, arr. John Hicks
Box 8
Piece For My Peace, arr. John Hicks
Box 8
Ruby My Dear, arr. Mickey Bass
Box 8
String Quartet
Box 8
Supplication, arr. John Hicks
Box 8
Surrey, arr. John Hicks
Box 8
Urban Moods, arr. John Hicks
Box 8

Consists of business records, contracts, itineraries, promotional materials, reviews and press clippings, photographs, and correspondence kept by John Hicks throughout his career. Papers were kept in original order with original folder titles when possible. Many papers are undated.

John Hicks Bio
Box 9
John Hicks Performance Bio
Box 9
Elise Bio
Box 9
Bio - E Woods
Box 9
Other Bios
Box 9
Hicks Memorial Service
Box 9
Obituaries
Box 9
Street Co-Naming 2010
Box 9
John Hicks Legacy Band
Box 9
Publicity Materials
Box 9
Itineraries
(6 folders)
Box 10
Performance Flyers
(3 folders)
Box 11
Concert Programs
(3 folders)
Box 11
Concert Programs
(2 folders)
Box 12
Potential Gigs
Box 12
Repertoire
Box 12
German Tour
Box 13
Israel
Box 13
Polish Artists Agency
Box 13
Romania
Box 13
Barry Wallenstein
Box 13
Michael Geautier
Box 13
Blues Alley
Box 13
Carnegie Hall
Box 13
Billy Strayhorn - Aaron Davis Hall
Box 13
Kennedy Center
Box 13
St. Mark's United Methodist Church
Box 13
John Hicks/Jay McShann
Box 13
JH 7/12-18
Box 13
Calif. Tour '98
Box 13
Pori Jazz
Box 13
Press Kit #1
Box 14
Press Kit #2 - General Info
Box 14
Press Kit #3 - Basic
Box 14
Press Kit Materials
Box 14
Press Releases
Box 14
Press - Originals
Box 14
Original Paste-Ups (Publicity)
Box 14
In the Mix (promo)
Box 14
Single Petal of a Rose (promo)
Box 14
IREC
Box 14
Bruce Hopewell
Box 14
Six Continents Club
Box 14
Memos '78
Box 15
Correspondence 1999
Box 15
Correspondence 2000
Box 15
Correspondence 2001
Box 15
Miscellaneous Correspondence
(5 folders)
Box 15
John Hicks - Written Notes
Box 16
Letters of Appreciation
Box 16
JoAnn Collins Thesis on John Hicks
Box 16
JH/EW Reviews 1984-1990
Box 16
John Hicks Reviews 1991-1992
Box 16
CD Reviews
Box 16
Jazz Times Reviews
Box 16
EW Reviews
Box 16
Reviews/Newspaper Clippings
Box 16
Articles - Originals
Box 16
Press - Various
Box 16
Magazine Articles
Box 17
Articles - General Artists
Box 17
Magazines
Box 17
NYU Clippings - Chicago, DC
Box 17
Interviews
Box 17
Jazz Media Lists
Box 17
Mailing/Media Lists
Box 17
Mailing List - National
(2 folders)
Box 17
Jazz Listings
Box 18
Jazz Productions
Box 18
Jazz Workshop
Box 18
Baldwin Pianos
Box 18
Bluther Recital Piano
Box 18
Stage Plan
Box 18
World Music Workshop
Box 18
Beautiful Friendship
Box 18
Bluport Sound/Jim Merod
Box 18
Concord Jazz
Box 18
Concord Records
Box 18
Disk Union
(2 folders)
Box 18
DSM Records
(2 folders)
Box 18
Enja
Box 18
Fantasy Records
Box 19
Highnote Records
(2 folders)
Box 19
Hiwood
Box 19
Keystone Korner
Box 19
Landmark Records
Box 19
Lovano Productions
Box 19
Noble Music
Box 19
Bob Thiele - Red Baron
Box 19
Reservoir Music
Box 19
Rigel Arts, Taiwan
Box 19
Theresa Records
Box 19
Theresa Press Reviews
Box 19
Harry Fox Agency
(2 folders)
Box 20
Beldock/Najamia Music
Box 20
Destination Productions
Box 20
Granting Organizations
Box 20
Grant Proposals
(3 folders)
Box 20
Meet the Composer Grant
Box 20
NEA Grant Application
Box 20
Contracts, 1983-1993
(3 folders)
Box 21
Contracts, 1990s
Box 21
Contracts, 1993
Box 21
Contracts, 1996
Box 21
Contracts, 1998
Box 21
Contracts, 1999
Box 21
Contracts, 2001
Box 22
Contracts, 2003
Box 22
Riders/Contracts
Box 22
Licensing - Najamia Publishing
Box 22
Music Stuff
Box 22
Associated Community Teams
Box 22
Manhattan Plaza
Box 22
Computer Info
Box 22
Computer Notes
Box 22
Computer 2001
Box 22
BMI
(7 folders)
Box 23
Foreign Publishing
Box 24
Mechanicals
Box 24
HicksWood.com
Box 24
Hicks/Wood
Box 24
Blank Contracts
Box 24
Evidence Music
(2 folders)
Box 24
Mapleshade
(2 folders)
Box 24
Pay Stubs
Box 25
Receipts, 1999
Box 25
Mileage Statements
Box 25
Luminous
Box 25
Bills
Box 25
Ledger Entries
Box 25
Paystubs/Timesheets
Box 25
Royalty Statements
Box 25
Local 802 Statements
Box 25
Charitable Donations
Box 25
Hotels/Charges 2002
Box 25
Pension
Box 25
American Federation of Musicians
Box 25
Master Recordings
Box 25
[untitled]
(5 folders)
Box 25
Calendars and Journals,

Appointment calendars, notebooks, and one scrapbook related to John Hicks.

Box 26
Photographs

Miscellaneous candid and publicity photographs of John Hicks and various associates from throughout his life.

Box 27
Painting of John Hicks
Box 33
Poster of John Hicks
Oversize Folder 1

Series contains audio and moving image materials in audio cassette, LP, CD, VHS, Betamax, and DVD formats. Consists chiefly of recordings of John Hicks's concert performances from the 1980s through the 2000s, but also contains rehearsals, interviews and piano lessons with Hicks, and a DVD shown at Hicks's memorial service.

RESTRICTIONS: All original audio and moving image materials are CLOSED to patron use. CD or DVD use copies, which are OPEN to patron use, can be made for those items noted below as being housed on the digital audio server. Unless otherwise noted, use copies must be made for access to content.

Original cassette titles retained.

Hicks/O'Reilly Interview (5/27/86)

[Digital file available on digital audio server.]

Box 28 Item 2011-0007-001
Interview by Jazz Hihyo Magazine
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-002
Hicks/Wood Interviews JH Trio w/ Sylvia
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-003
John Hicks History

[Digital file available on digital audio server.]

Box 28 Item 2011-0007-004
His Story

[Digital file available on digital audio server.]

Box 28 Item 2011-0007-005
Lesson with John Hicks 7-3-98

[Digital file available on digital audio server.]

Box 28 Item 2011-0007-006
Lesson with John Hicks 3.22.03

[Digital file available on digital audio server.]

Box 28 Item 2011-0007-007
Lesson with John Hicks 7-2-99
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-008
Lesson with John Hicks 10-2-99
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-009
John Hicks Piano / M. Bernstein Alto
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-010
John Hicks / Elise Wood / Walter Booker
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-011
Carnegie Recital Hall John Hicks, Wood, Booker, Nov 15, 1985

[Digital file available on digital audio server.]

Box 28 Item 2011-0007-012
Café de Copains John Hicks Solo Piano 6/86
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-013
John/Ray (Elise) Bearwest 8/4/87
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-014
JH West End Café 9/25/87
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-015
John Hicks Quintet 1-9-88
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-016
John Hicks/Elise Wood Café Decopains 4/28/88
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-017
Barron/Hicks Quartet Sept 3, 1989 from Candid CD 79044
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-018
John Hicks/Mickey Bass 7/24/90
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-019
John Hicks/David Young at Café des Copains; Oct 18, 1990
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-020
McShann/Hicks Reservoir 9/14/92
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-021
John Hicks at Session House 3-13-92
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-022
John Hicks/Idris Muhammad/Ray Drummond Bradley's and Birdland 12/26/92 12/29/92

[Digital file available on digital audio server.]

Box 28 Item 2011-0007-023
McShann/Hicks Reservoir 11/11/92
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-024
John Hicks 12/26/92
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-025
NY Unit - John Hicks, Richard Davis, Tatsuya Nakamura 2/23/93
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-026
John Hicks/Elise Wood Live at the BlueNote 6/28/93
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-027
Walter Bishop/John Hicks/Phil Boler/Alen Dobson Hartford Jazz Fest 7/26/93
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-028
John Hicks Sextet 7/27/93
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-029
Walter Bishop/John Hicks Live in Torino Italy 9-8-93

[Digital file available on digital audio server.]

Box 28 Item 2011-0007-030
Birdland 10/29/93
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-031
John Hicks/David Williams Bradley's 6/29/94
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-032
John Hicks/Roy Hargrove Bradley's 8/94
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-033
John Hicks DAT 1 11/13/94
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-034
John Hicks DAT 2 11/13/94
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-035
John Hicks #1 8-8-95
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-036
John Hicks #2 8-8-95
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-037
The Five Spot 9/30/95
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-038
John Hicks Excerpts 11-29-95

[Digital file available on digital audio server.]

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J.H. WKCR 1 of 2 4/11/96
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-040
J.H. WKCR 2 of 2 4/11/96
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-041
John Hicks Trio +1 8/24-25/96
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-042
John Hicks and Elise Wood, Pensacola 4/20/97
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-043
John Hicks/Elise Wood WUNF Session 4/18/97
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-044
John Hicks and Elise Wood, Pensacola 4/17/97
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-045
Birdland 4/98
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-046
John Hicks/Elise Wood 4-25-98
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-047
John Hicks Trio 7-18-99

[Digital file available on digital audio server.]

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John Hicks/Arlene Smith Oct 14, 99
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-049
Hicks/Carter/Davis/Nakamura/Wood Ichikawa Grand Hotel Nov 13, 99
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-050
Spirit of Life at Sweet Basil 12/21/99
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-051
Spirit of Life at Sweet Basil 12/21/99
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-052
Jazz Tribe, Hicks Time March 17, 2000
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-053
Blues Alley 6/9/01
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-054
Manhattan Burn Birdland 8/01
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-055
Jazz From Studio 4 John Hicks 2 12/11/01
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-056
Jazz From Studio 4 John Hicks 1 12/11/01
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-057
Jazz From Studio 4 John Hicks 3 12/11/01
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-058
John Hicks/Joe Locke Jazz at the Penthouse 3/15/02

[Digital file available on digital audio server.]

Box 28 Item 2011-0007-059
John Hicks/Joe Locke Jazz at the Penthouse 3/16/02

[Digital file available on digital audio server.]

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John Hicks All-Star Quintet
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-061
John Hicks All-Star Quintet
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-062
John Hicks at Zanzibar Blue 2
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-063
JH Qtet w/ Bobby Hutcherson 4 Queens Vegas

[Digital file available on digital audio server.]

Box 28 Item 2011-0007-064
John Hicks 2 B'Land

[Digital file available on digital audio server.]

Box 28 Item 2011-0007-065
[untitled]
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-066
John Hicks Quintet Visiones 3/8
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-067
John Hicks 1st Set
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-068
Blues Alley 2

[Digital file available on digital audio server.]

Box 28 Item 2011-0007-069
Blues Alley 1

[Digital file available on digital audio server.]

Box 28 Item 2011-0007-070
John Hicks/Elise Wood Themes 1/5
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-071
JH St. Mark's Church
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-072
John Hicks Sextet Visiones
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-073
John Hicks Quintet
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-074
John Hicks Trio/Sextet
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-075
Visiones Sextet 3/9
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-076
John Hicks 5, Jazz Showcase
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-077
Cynthia Scott/John Hicks Trio
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-078
John Hicks Big Band
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-079
John Hicks, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-080
John Hicks Quintet/Sextet
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-081
JH Big Band, Smalls Paradise
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-082
John Hicks, Elise Wood, Walter Booker; Urban Moods
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-083
John Hicks, Elise Wood, Clifford Jordan, Walter Booker, Jimmy Cobb

[Digital file available on digital audio server.]

Box 28 Item 2011-0007-084
The Reunion Legacy Band, The Legacy, EBC-102
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-085
John Hicks, In Concert, Theresa Records, TR-123
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-086
John Hicks, In Concert, Theresa Records, TR-123
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-087
Hicks/Wood, Urban Moods
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-088
Hicks/Wood Inc.
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-089
John Hicks Solo Proposal #1
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-090
JH, Aaron Davis Hall
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-091
Osaka - Rehearsal 1
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-092
Hicks
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-093
Charles Mingus Retrospective 1, WKCR
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-094
Mindwine, Jupiter
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-095
JH #1
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-096
John Hicks, Sacramento
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-097
Jazz Club au due des Lombards, 05-04-90

[Digital file available on digital audio server.]

Box 28 Item 2011-0007-098
John Hicks, Songs of Survival
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-099
Michael Gauthier/John Hicks, 1 of 2
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-100
JH/EW Messina

[Digital file available on digital audio server.]

Box 28 Item 2011-0007-101
Elise Wood/John Hicks
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-102
John Hicks Brass and Reed Ensemble
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-103
[untitled]
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-104
Hicks, Passin' Thru
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-105
Rehearsal, with piano
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-106
John Hicks, record date
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-107
JH/EW w/ Spirit of Life
Box 28 Item 2011-0007-108
JH/EW w/ Spirit of Life
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-109
Hicks orig.
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-110
J.H. Super Mix
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-111
(A) Randy Weston/ (B) John Hicks
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-112
JH/EW Strings
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-113
John Hicks, Expectations
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-114
John Hicks His Story
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-115
Monmouth Co. Library Concert 1/25/85
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-116
Jazz Alley 10/20/88
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-117
John Hicks 4/3/2003
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-118
John Hicks/Elise Wood Incorporated, Courtesy of Theresa Records
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-119
Elise Wood, Jazz Flute, MAC 8-16-83
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-120
Sonny Rollins' Selections, John's Copy
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-121
Betty Carter, Jazz Profile
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-122
Goodie Mob
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-123
[untitled]
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-124
[untitled]
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-125
Yosemite Park 7/14/94
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-126
Reel #2 Trio 2-19-97
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-127
Elise Wood B'Land
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-128
New Voice of Chamber Jazz
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-129
Harlem Diary (in sequence) 3-19-96
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-130
Symphony in Blue
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-131
Mind Wine
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-132
72nd Street Bandshell 10/3/80
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-133
Elise Wood Trio "Live" Tape One
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-134
Hicks/Wood Hi Speed Copy 11/20/84
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-135
John Hicks at Café de Copains Toronto April 20, 1988 Tape 1
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-136
Hartford, Hicks Inc
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-137
Jazz Showcase 10/22/88 JHAS5
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-138
Tape 1, West End, 9/27/87
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-139
Jazz Showcase 10/20/88 2nd Set JHAS5
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-140
John Hicks and Garnet Brown, March 10, 1991 #1
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-141
Urban Moods, Boogie Woogie Studios
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-143
St. Peter's Church, 4/8/79
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-143
Pori Jazz 7/14
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-144
NY Unit Trio w/ Elise Wood
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-145
Low G Shore (con't)
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-146
3rd Set w/ Curtis, full house, 5/5
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-147
EW St. Peter's
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-148
EW w/ Bishop, 4/22
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-149
Spirit of Life, 8/18/99
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-150
John Hicks, Jazzmobile, 8/1/85
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-151
Tape 2, 2nd Set, West End, 9/25/87
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-152
Reel #1 Trio 2-19-97
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-153
Roland Hanna Trio, New Voice, 4/8/88
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-154
Wine Spot 1st Set 2/26
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-155
March 93, Early St. Louise, J and E
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-156
Sweet Basil w/ John Hicks All Stars, 11/1/84
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-157
Chico, Arthur, w/ John Hicks, Ronnie Scotts
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-158
Spirit of Life w/ Ted Carson
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-159
Blues Alley
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-160
John Hicks 2nd Set
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-161
Lenox Lounge, 6/30/00
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-162
Spirit of Life, 3/8/99
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-163
John Hicks Quintet, 12/29/96
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-164
John Hicks/Elise Wood Inc, 1st Pres Church, 3/9/86
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-165
John Hicks and Co, 1-7-97
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-166
Luminous
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-167
Blues Alley, 1993
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-168
Sweet Basil, 1/30/98
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-169
New York Unit Piano Trio at Colton vol. 1
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-170
New Dawn, Elise Wood
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-171
Café Jupiter, 7/86
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-172
Elise Wood, flute
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-173
John Hicks on WCWP w/ March Greene, part 2, 3-26-1999
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-174
Lenox Lounge, 3rd set, 6/30
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-175
Five Spot, 12/6/95
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-176
2nd Set, Bistro
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-177
John Hicks "Steadfast" Strata East
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-178
JH/Joann - Betty, Bradley's
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-179
John Hicks All-Star Quintet, 10-9-88
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-180
John Hicks Quintet, 1988 St. Louis Jazz Festival
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-181
Leitch-Hicks, Duality, Reservoir 134
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-182
John Hicks Quintet, 10-8-89
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-183
John Hicks, 5-11-94
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-184
Arthur's - JH/EW
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-185
Zinc Bar, EW, 6/21
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-186
Ojos de Rojo
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-187
JH/EW, 4/23, 4/24
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-188
Zinno's, JH/EW, 4/23
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-189
Reh, St. Mark's
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-190
Luminous
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-191
Elise Wood, Jazz Flute, MAC 8-16-83
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-192
Café Decopains 5/88
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-193
Hicks/Wood WNYC, 8-18-95
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-194
Hicks/Pharoah
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-195
Jazz Showcase, JHAS5
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-196
Live Sweet Basil
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-197
Bistro, 1st Set
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-198
Elise Wood, 7/31/85
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-199
Peter Leitch Quartet, Mean What You Say
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-200
John Hicks/Elise Wood, Proposal 2, 12/19/96
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-201
John Hicks/Elise Wood Incorporated
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-202
John Hicks Trio +1 8/24-25/96, no. 1
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-203
John Hicks 2
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-204
Klom, JHAS5, 1st Set
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-205
John Hicks and Garnet Brown, March 10, 1991 #2
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-206
John Hicks and Elise Wood, La Jolla, 10-9-89
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-207
John Hicks, Zanzibar Blue, 1
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-208
Remy's New Year's Eve, 12/31/85
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-209
Piece for my Peace
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-210
New York Unit Piano Trio at Colton vol. 2
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-211
The Keystone Trio, 12/4/95
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-212
JH #2
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-213
John Hicks Trio +1 8/24-25/96, no. 2
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-214
Nilva Record Date, Nov 88
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-215
John Hicks/Elise Wood, At Murray's 1/2
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-216
John Hicks/Elise Wood, 3-12-91
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-217
John Hicks/Elise Wood, 3-12-91
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-218
Hicks Inc, Hartford 1989
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-219
New York Unit Piano Trio at Colton (no cut)
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-220
Billy R and John in Guelph - I
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-221
Sherman Irby - song tape
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-222
Lenox Lounge, 1st Set, 7/1
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-223
Chico and Arthur w/ John Hicks, Ronnie Scott's
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-224
Small's 2/8-9/85
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-225
Pori Jazz Fest Kansas, 7/17/99
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-226
Visiones Quintet 3/10
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-227
John Hicks and Co, 1/6-7/97
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-228
A. Hicks Proposal 2
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-229
John Hicks/Elise Wood, At Murray's 2/2
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-230
Reh 1/30/88
Box 29 Item 2011-0007-231
Miscellaneous Audio Cassettes

Ca. 200 audio cassettes from the personal collection of John Hicks. Consists primarily of commercially available recordings of various jazz musicians.

Box 30

Contains one LP and twenty-seven CDs. Original titles retained.

John Hicks/Elise Wood, Inc. Luminous (Nilva Records, NQ 3418) (1 LP)
Box 31
Hicks-Wood Sextet, Birdland, April 2004 (2 CDs)
Box 31
Hicks-Wood Sextet, Birdland, April 2003 (7 CDs)
Box 31
Wood and Hicks 2 (1 CD)
Box 31
Hicks, Wood, 2-20-01 (4 CDs)
Box 31
Hicks/Wood, Lebanon, August 2004 (1 CD)
Box 31
John Hicks/Elise Wood, Live In Paris Hiwood Records, Inc CD 4621-1 (1 CD)
Box 31
Woody Herman and His Orchestra, Live In Seattle Moon Records MCD 0002-2 (1 CD)
Box 31
Betty Carter, Live at the Bottom Line, Sept 5, 1975 (1 CD)
Box 31
John Hicks Big Band at Aaron Davis Hall (1 CD)
Box 31
Hicks #1 (1 CD)
Box 31
Hicks #2 (1 CD)
Box 31
Hicks, Hayes, Williams (1 CD)
Box 31
Frank Morgan, John Hicks, Bakery (1 CD)
Box 31
John Hicks Plays the Music of Earl Fatha Hines, 6/26/03 (1 CD)
Box 31
John Hicks Interview, XM 70 Real Jazz (1 CD)
Box 31
XM Radio, 5/3/03 (1 CD)
Box 31
Standards in Jazz, Tribute to John Hicks, 6-8-06 (1 CD)
Box 31
Peter Leitch Quartet, California Concert, 5/1/99 (1 CD)
Box 31

Contains one DVD, one Betamax, and seventeen VHS items. Original titles retained.

John Hicks Memorial (DVD)
Box 31
John Hicks 6/8/86 (Betamax)
Box 31
John Hicks/Elise Wood Sextet, Birdland, 4/27/02 (VHS)
Box 31
Live at B'Land Q'Tet (VHS)
Box 32
John Hicks, "Homecoming" and "Motivation" (VHS)
Box 32
John Hicks/Elise Wood (VHS)
Box 32
John Hicks, Jazz Appreciation Class at Visiones, 10/25/94 (VHS)
Box 32
John Hicks Ensemble Plays Billy Strayhorn at Aaron Davis Hall, 12/6/2003 (VHS)
Box 32
John Hicks/Elise Wood, Paris (VHS)
Box 32
Elise Wood/John Hicks, Wedding Party (VHS)
Box 32
John Hicks/Elise Wood, Vermont Jazz Center, 10/16/93 (VHS)
Box 32
John Hicks/Elise Wood, At Lenox Lounge (VHS)
Box 32
John Hicks Octet, Jazzmobile in Harlem, 7/8/02 (VHS)
Box 32
John Hicks, Jazzmobile in Harlem, 7/21/03 (VHS)
Box 32
John Hicks, Duke Jazz Ensemble, 2/25/2000 (VHS)
Box 32
Pori Jazz Novo Stage, 7/16/99 (VHS)
Box 32
John Hicks, Demo/Interview at Murry's (VHS)
Box 32
John Hicks/Elise Wood Sextet, Birdland, 4/23/98 (VHS)
Box 32
John Hicks/Elise Wood Quartet at Cecil's, 6/23/05 (VHS)
Box 32

Historical Note

John Hicks (born 12 December, 1941; died 10 May, 2006) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, relocating with his family soon thereafter to Los Angeles and then to St. Louis. He studied at Lincoln University in Missouri (1958-1960), the St. Louis Institute of Music (1961-1962), Berklee College of Music, and The Juilliard School. In 1963, Hicks relocated to New York where he was a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers from 1964-1965. He then performed and toured with Betty Carter (1966-1968) and Woody Herman (1968-1970), while recording with musicians including Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, and Booker Ervin. Hicks continued with his work as a sideman in the 1970s and beyond, performing and recording Oliver Lake, Charles Tolliver, Arthur Blythe, David Murray, and numerous others. In the late 1980s and early 1990s Hicks additionally performed as a part of the Mingus Dynasty Band.

From the 1970s on, in addition to his work as a sideman and his solo appearances, Hicks also led a number of bands and ensembles. These ranged from duos to sextets and included musicians such as Sonny Fortune, Walter Booker, Jimmy Cobb, Gary Bartz, Eddie Henderson, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Elvin Jones, and many others. Beginning in 1982 he regularly performed with the flutist Elise Wood, whom he married in 2001.

Hicks also maintained interests in composition, composing and arranging works such as "Naima's Love Song" and "After the Morning" . He further worked as an educator, teaching at Southern Illinois University, the New School for Social Research, and New York University.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Hicks Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The John Hicks Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in January 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Zeke Graves and Jeremy Smith, June 2011.

Encoded by Zeke Graves and Jeremy Smith, June 2011.

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2011-0007 and 2013-0120.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.