Fatha's Day: An Earl Hines Songbook

Fatha's Day: An Earl Hines Songbook is an album by pianist John Hicks which was recorded in 2003 and released on the HighNote label.[1] The album features seven compositions written or recorded by Earl Hines and five by Hicks.

Fatha's Day: An Earl Hines Songbook
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 9, 2003
RecordedMary 20, 2003
Tedesco Studios, Paramus, NJ
HCD 7110
ProducerCecil Brooks III
John Hicks chronology
Music in the Key of Clark
Fatha's Day: An Earl Hines Songbook
Besame Mucho


Allmusic reviewed the album stating "More than a few jazz musicians could learn how to make tribute CDs by listening gems such as this one by John Hicks".[2] JazzTimes said "Fatha's Day is completely worth celebrating".[3] All About Jazz observed "Hicks honors Hines without attempting to emulate the elder musician's famous "trumpet style" technique, instead finding inspiration in original compositions and other songs often performed by the Pittsburgh pianist".[4]

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Track listing

All compositions by Earl Hines except as indicated

  1. "Rosetta" - 4:09
  2. "Almost Spring" (Mickey Bass) - 7:06
  3. "Remembering Earl and Marva" (John Hicks) - 3:30
  4. "Serenata" (Leroy Anderson) - 6:14
  5. "Poor Butterfly" (John Golden, Raymond Hubbell) - 4:31
  6. "My Monday Date" - 7:54
  7. "Fatha's Bedtime Story" (Hicks) - 3:17
  8. "Sweet and Lovely" (Gus Arnheim, Charles Daniels, Harry Tobias) - 6:17
  9. "Rhythm Run (Uphill)" (Hicks) - 4:21
  10. "You Can Depend on Me" (Charles Carpenter, Louis Dunlap, Earl Hines) - 5:39
  11. "Twelve Bars for Linton" (Hicks) - 4:35
  12. "Synopsis" (Hicks) - 6:22



  • Cecil Brooks III - producer
  • Joe Fields - engineer


  1. John Hicks discography accessed February 25, 2015
  2. Dryden, K., Allmusic Review, accessed February 25, 2015
  3. Siders, H., JazzTimes Review, January/February 2004
  4. Musto, R., All About Jazz Review, January 25, 2004
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