Single Petal of a Rose

Single Petal of a Rose is an album by pianist John Hicks, recorded in 1992.

Single Petal of a Rose
Studio album by
RecordedJune 1992
StudioMapleshade Studio, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
John Hicks chronology
Over the Rainbow
Single Petal of a Rose
After the Morning

Recording and music

The album was recorded at Mapleshade Studio, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in June 1992.[1] The musicians were pianist John Hicks, flautist Elise Wood, bassist Walter Booker, and guest trumpeter Jack Walrath.[1][2]


Single Petal of a Rose was released by Mapleshade Records.[1]


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

The Penguin Guide to Jazz observed that, "Working without percussion gives it all a very light, chamber-jazz feel, but there is enough substance to keep the level of interest high."[3]

Track listing

  1. "Sometime Ago" (Sergio Mihanovich) – 5:20
  2. "Infant Eyes" (Wayne Shorter) – 8:45
  3. "Yes or No" (Shorter) – 4:14
  4. "Ballad of a Black Man" (David Murray) – 3:49
  5. "Ghosts of Yesterday" (Irene Higginbotham) – 4:30
  6. "Portraits" (Charles Mingus) – 5:59
  7. "Topaz" (Elise Wood) – 5:31
  8. "A Child Is Born" (Thad Jones, Alec Wilder) – 7:04
  9. "Single Petal of a Rose" (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) – 4:55
  10. "Embraceable You" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 9:29
  11. "Virgo" (Shorter) – 5:25



  1. "John Hicks Catalog". Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  2. "The John Hicks Trio with Guest Jack Walrath". Mapleshade Records. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  3. Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 700. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.
  4. John Hicks: Single Petal of a Rose – Listing at AllMusic. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
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