Originally Posted by groove1
Here's some songs written for or inspired by Nica:
Blues for Nica - Kenny Drew
Bolivar Blues - Thelonious Monk
Cats in My Belfry - Barry Harris
Coming on the Hudson - Thelonious Monk
Inca - Barry Harris
Little Butterfly - Thelonious Monk and John Hendricks
Nica - Sonny Clark
Nica's Day - Wayne Horvitz
Nica's Dream - Horace Silver
Nica's Dream (Dee Dee Bridgewater added lyrics)
Nica Steps Out - Freddie Redd
Pannonica - Donald Byrd
Pannonica - Doug Watkins
Pannonica - Thelonious Monk
Poor Butterfly - Sonny Rollins
Thelonica - Tommy Flanagan
Theme for Nica - Eddie Thompson
Tonica - Kenny Dorham
Weehawken Mad Pad - Art Blakey
It is truly an amazing read about an amazing time in the world and in music.
Very cool that Detroit has a living version of Nica!!! Five Stars for Her ***** nice article!
Poor Butterfly wasn't written for Nica. That song goes way back to the twenties I think. And all those Pannonicas on your list are the same song, just played by different guys. And Little Butterfly is Pannonica too, but with lyrics.
Other than that, good list.