Fri July 30 John Hicks Legacy Band with Elise Wood
Elise Wood — Flute & alto flute
Marvin Horne — guitar
Neal Smith – drums
Seth Lewis – bass
A flutist who hails from Philadelphia, has appeared as featured soloist, band-leader and band?member with such notables as David Murray, Archie Shepp, Butch Morris and Arthur Blythe, Sir Roland Hanna, Spirit of Life Ensemble and most frequently with her partner of two decades, John Hicks. She has recorded
for Mapleshade Records, Landmark Records, Evidence Records and the recently
established record company with John Hicks, HiWood Records(www.hickswood.com). International festivals and tours include Japan, Finland, Italy, France, and most recently Taiwan. Documentary films such as ?Femme du Jazz? and books ?Madame Jazz? as well as magazine articles in WindPlayer and Fa La Lut and Jazz Hot place Ms Wood in the cutting edge of this creative American art form, Jazz.
She is also and active member of the NY Jazz Flutet, a six flute jazz ensemble that includes an instrumentation from contra-bass flute to piccolo w/drums (to be featured in the National Flute Convention 2006)
The Star Ledger
?With Elise?s flute sound and the way Curtis (Lundy) works from the bass bottom, I ? let them surround me with the sound?? John Hicks, Zan Stewart
The Washington Post
??best revealed with Hicks? well-known ballad, ?Naima?s Love Song? which fully integrates the sound of the trio, flute and string section creating a lovely weave of colors and texture and heartfelt emotion. Mike Joyce
The Washington Post
?Hicks eloquently collaborating with flutist Elise Wood, who was largely responsible for a haunting alto flute reprise of Hoagy Carmichael?s ?Skylark?
?Wood overwhelmed the audience with her rendition of Billy Strayhorn?s Star-Crossed Lovers and (Bobby) Watson?s extraordinary tendering of the classic ? Soul Eyes? provided one of the great performance highlights of the festival?.
? Luminious? Evidence. 22033
?In the Mix? Landmark
?Piece for My Peace? Landmark 1542
?John Hicks Trio and Strings? Mapleshade 15532
?Single Petal of a Rose? Mapleshade 02532
?Live in Paris? HiWood
?Beautiful Friendship? HiWood
?25- Spirit of Life Ensemble?