John Hicks

Is That So? (TWM81)

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Is That So?

John Hicks

Tidal Waves Music


LPS 166492




LP 32,21 €

180 gram vinyl

Includes obi-strip and insert containing liner notes

The album Is That So? was recorded at the legendary Studio 44 (Holland) in July 1990 and released on the Dutch label TIMELESS in 1991.

On this amazing piece of work you’ll find ten majestic tracks (including an excellent Sonny Rollins cover-tune). The album was produced by John Hicks and Timeless Records owner Wim Wigt and is a remarkable outing of advanced musicianship by three jazz-giants in their prime, delivering an inspirational gem of an album.

Is That So? sounds as successful, young and vibrant as ever! Expect supercharged Post Bop with striking notes, no-holds-barred musicianship, high swinging solos, screaming choruses and plenty of solid virtuosity to spare. The up tempo none stop Latin beat is complimented by the terrific drum solos of Idris Muhammad and the rhythmic bass stokes of Ray Drummond. This electrifying set of tracks makes this release a bonafide hit and a must have for any self-respecting jazz fan or collector.


  • John Hicks - piano
  • Ray Drummond - bass
  • Idris Muhammad - drums

Monster, Holland, 10 July 1990


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Is That So?
  • A2. Autumn Leaves
  • A3. How Insensitive
  • A4. April Eyes
  • A5. Yesterdays
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Emily
  • B2. I'll Remember April
  • B3. Never Let Me Go
  • B4. Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
  • B5. Sonnymoon For Two