Friends Old and New

Friends Old and New is an album led by pianist John Hicks, recorded in 1992.[1][2]

Friends Old and New
Studio album by
RecordedJanuary 14, 1992
StudioBMG Studios, New York City
ProducerBob Thiele
John Hicks chronology
Tribute to George Adams
Friends Old and New
Now's the Time

Recording and release

The album was recorded at BMG Studios in New York City on January 14, 1992.[1] It was produced by Bob Thiele.[3] The musicians were pianist John Hicks, trumpeters Greg Gisbert and Clark Terry, trombonist Al Grey, tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Grady Tate.[1] "I Want to Talk About You" is a trio track.[3]

Friends Old and New was released by Novus Records.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores

On Allmusic, Ron Wynn observed "pianist John Hicks playing in various combo settings with some excellent musical associates ... for some powerhouse numbers".[4]

Track listing

  1. "Hicks Tone" (John Hicks) – 7:52
  2. "I Want to Talk About You" (Billy Eckstine) – 5:56
  3. "Bop Scotch" (Glenn Osser, Bob Thiele) – 4:58
  4. "True Blue" (Osser, Thiele) – 6:34
  5. "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 6:43
  6. "Nutty" (Thelonious Monk) – 7:30
  7. "Makin' Whoopee" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 6:26
  8. "Rosetta" (Earl Hines, Henri Woode) – 5:08



  1. John Hicks Catalog, accessed December 6, 2017
  2. Lord, T., Clark Terry discography, accessed December 6, 2017
  3. "Album Reviews" (August 8, 1992). Billboard. p. 50.
  4. Wynn, Ron. John Hicks: Friends Old and New – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
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