Cry Me a River (album)

Cry Me a River is an album led by pianist John Hicks, with bassist Dwayne Burno and drummer Victor Lewis.

Cry Me a River
Studio album by
RecordedJune 27, 1997
StudioClinton Recording Studios, Studio A, New York City
ProducerTetsuo Hara, Todd Barkan
John Hicks chronology
Nightwind: An Erroll Garner Songbook
Cry Me a River
Trio + Strings


"John Hicks was very much in demand during the last two decades of his life, often releasing several CDs annually for a variety of labels."[1]

Recording and music

The album was recorded at Clinton Recording Studios, Studio A, New York City, on June 27, 1997.[2] It was produced by Tetsuo Hara and Todd Barkan.[3]

The trio was Hicks (piano), Dwayne Burno (bass), and Victor Lewis (drums).[1] "Most of the session focuses on ballads, highlighted by his spacious, insightful scoring of 'Beautiful Love' and a strolling, bluesy take of the usually bittersweet 'You Don't Know What Love Is'."[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores

The AllMusic reviewer concluded that the recording "leaves the listener wanting more from the trio".[1]

Track listing

  1. "Witchcraft"
  2. "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise"
  3. "Beautiful Love"
  4. "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You"
  5. "Cry Me a River"
  6. "Alone Together"
  7. "You Don't Know What Love Is"
  8. "Moon and Sand"
  9. "'C' Jam Blues"



  1. Dryden, Ken "John Hicks – Cry Me a River". Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  2. "John Hicks Catalog". Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  3. "Cry Me a River". Venus Records. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
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