Wicks belonged to that rarefied group of performers that include Shirley Horn, Nina Simone and Blossom Dearie—vocalists who play piano. Her piano playing was informed by Bill Evans and her singing by Horn. Her vocal delivery was comfortable and conversational and her ballad playing exceptional. Godspeed, Patti Wicks.
Patti Wicks Discography
Room At The Top: The Patti Wicks Trio (Recycled Notes, 1997)
Love Locked Out (MAXJAZZ, 2003)
Basic Feeling (Studiottanta Fortuna Records, 2005)
Italian Sessions (Studiottanta Fortuna Records, 2007)
It’s a Good Day (Geco Tonwaren, 2008)
Dedicated To (Geco Tonwaren, 2009)