Beautiful Friendship (Elise Wood & John Hicks album)

Beautiful Friendship is an album by flautist Elise Wood and pianist John Hicks, recorded in 2000.

Beautiful Friendship
Studio album by
RecordedFebruary 20 and November 15, 2000; New York City
John Hicks chronology
Hicks Time
Beautiful Friendship
Music in the Key of Clark

Recording and music

The album was recorded in New York City on February 20 and November 15, 2000.[1]


Beautiful Friendship was released by HiWood.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz[3]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz commented that Wood's "broad vibrato is heard front and centre in a set of sentimental ballads that rarely rises above easy listening."[3] The AllMusic reviewer concluded that, "It's easy to understand why they enjoy making music together after hearing this delightful disc."[2]

Track listing

  1. "Autumn in New York"
  2. "A Beautiful Friendship"
  3. "But Beautiful"
  4. "Corcovado"
  5. "Sophisticated Lady"
  6. "April in Paris"
  7. "My Romance"
  8. "Skylark"
  9. "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"
  10. "Afternoon in Paris"
  11. "Some Other Time"



  1. "John Hicks Catalog". Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  2. Dryden, Ken "John Hicks – Beautiful Friendship". AllMusic. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  3. Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 700. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.
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