Blues March: Portrait of Art Blakey

Blues March: Portrait of Art Blakey is an album by the New York Rhythm Machine, led by pianist John Hicks.

Blues March: Portrait of Art Blakey
Studio album by
New York Rhythm Machine
RecordedOctober 19, 1992
StudioSear Sound, New York City
John Hicks chronology
The Missouri Connection
Blues March: Portrait of Art Blakey
Moanin': Portrait of Art Blakey


Pianist John Hicks was part of Art Blakey's band for two years from 1964.[1][2] Blakey died in 1990.[3]

Recording and music

The album was recorded at Sear Sound, New York City, on October 19, 1992.[4] The musicians were Hicks, bassist Marcus McLaurine, and drummer Victor Lewis.[4]


Blues March: Portrait of Art Blakey was released by Venus Records.[4] Venus later issued a CD, entitled Moanin': Portrait of Art Blakey, credited to Hicks as leader, that used some of the tracks from the Blues March album and some from an earlier release with the title Moanin': Portrait of Art Blakey.[4][5]

Track listing

  1. "No Problem – 1"
  2. "Whisper Not"
  3. "Like Someone in Love"
  4. "Blues March"
  5. "Some Other Spring"
  6. "A Night in Tunisia"



  1. Ankeny, Jason "Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  2. Vacher, Peter (May 12, 2006) "John Hicks". The Guardian.
  3. Watrous, Peter (October 17, 1990). "Art Blakey, Jazz Great, Is Dead; A Drummer and Band Leader, 71". The New York Times.
  4. "New York Rhythm Machine Catalog". Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  5. John Hicks "Moanin': Portrait of Art Blakey". Venus Records. VHCD-78179.
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