On the Wings of an Eagle (album)

On the Wings of an Eagle is an album by pianist John Hicks, recorded in 2006.

On the Wings of an Eagle
Studio album by
RecordedMarch 10, 2006
StudioSt. Peter's Episcopal Church, New York City
GenreJazz
LabelChesky
John Hicks chronology
Twogether
(2005–06)
On the Wings of an Eagle
(2006)
I Remember You
(2006)

Background

The album was recorded by the working trio led by pianist John Hicks, with bassist Buster Williams, and drummer Louis Hayes.[1]

Recording and music

The album was recorded at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, New York City, on March 10, 2006.[2] Hicks wrote "As Birds Fly (Walton's Mountain)" as a tribute to pianist Cedar Walton; "Strivers Jewels" and "Christina" were composed by Williams.[1]

Release

On the Wings of an Eagle was released by Chesky Records.[2]

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz[3]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz commented that "Hicks died eight weeks after the recording, which lends it a certain poignancy, but even without that association it would be a cracking set."[3]

Track listing

  1. "Minority"
  2. "Fly Little Bird Fly"
  3. "Strivers Jewels"
  4. "Balues-Bolivar-Balues-Are"
  5. "Cheese Cake"
  6. "Dedicated to You"
  7. "Minor Mishap"
  8. "Christina"
  9. "As Birds Fly (Walton's Mountain)"

Personnel

References

  1. Dryden, Ken "John Hicks – On the Wings of an Eagle". AllMusic. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  2. "John Hicks Catalog". jazzdisco.org. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  3. Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 700. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.
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