Gentle Rain (John Hicks album)

Gentle Rain is a trio album led by pianist John Hicks, recorded in 1994.

Gentle Rain
Studio album by
RecordedMay 10, 11, 1994
StudioAcoustic Recording, Brooklyn, New York
LabelSound Hills
John Hicks chronology
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Gentle Rain

Recording and music

The album was recorded at Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn, New York, on May 10 and 11, 1994.[1] The musicians were pianist John Hicks, bassist Walter Booker, and drummer Louis Hayes.[2] "Missing You" is played at a slow tempo; "Countdown" is up-tempo.[3]

Release and reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz[4]

Gentle Rain was released by Sound Hills.[1] The reviewer for Cadence Magazine reported that "the playing shows few surprises, but Hicks is clearly a master of his instrument, a commanding presence, in total control."[3]

Track listing

  1. "Solar"
  2. "Gentle Rain"
  3. "We'll Be Together Again"
  4. "Hi-Fly"
  5. "That Old Devil Called Love"
  6. "I'll Take Romance"
  7. "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat"
  8. "Countdown"
  9. "Missing You"
  10. "Ruby, My Dear"



  1. "John Hicks Catalog". Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  2. "John Hicks – Gentle Rain". AllMusic. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  3. "Gentle Rain". Cadence. Volume 23. p. 36.
  4. Larkin, Colin (2004) The Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz. Virgin. p. 403.
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