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Earl Hines

Earl Kenneth Hines, also known as Earl "Fatha" Hines (December 28, 1903 – April 22, 1983), was an American jazz pianist and bandleader. He was one of the most influential figures in the development of jazz piano and, according to one source, "one of a small number of pianists whose playing shaped the history of jazz".

The trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (a member of Hines's big band, along with Charlie Parker) wrote, "The piano is the basis of modern harmony. This little guy came out of Chicago, Earl Hines. He changed the style of the piano. You can find the roots of Bud Powell, Herbie Hancock, all the guys who came after that. If it hadn't been for Earl Hines blazing the path for the next generation to come, it's no telling where or how they would be playing now. There were individual variations but the style of ... the modern piano came from Earl Hines."

The pianist Lennie Tristano said, "Earl Hines is the only one of us capable of creating real jazz and real swing when playing all alone." Horace Silver said, "He has a completely unique style. No one can get that sound, no other pianist". Erroll Garner said, "When you talk about greatness, you talk about Art Tatum and Earl Hines".

Count Basie said that Hines was "the greatest piano player in the world".

Birth and Death Data: Born December 28th, 1903 (Duquesne), Died April 22nd, 1983 (Oakland)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, director, songwriter, composer, leader, vocalist, speaker, celeste

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 194 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-48855 10-in. 2/5/1929 Automobile blues Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-48856 10-in. 2/5/1929 Allegro blues Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-48857 10-in. 2/5/1929 Frog hop Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-48858 10-in. 2/5/1929 Dance hall shuffle Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-48859 10-in. 2/5/1929 Edwards stomp Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-48860 10-in. 2/5/1929 Shoe-string Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-48861 10-in. 2/6/1929 Everybody wants my tootelum Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-48862 10-in. 2/6/1929 Hey! I am blue Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-48863 10-in. 2/6/1929 Shady lane blues Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-48864 10-in. 2/6/1929 You're ticklin' me Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-48883 10-in. 2/13/1929 Sweet Ella May Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, director  
Victor BVE-48884 10-in. 2/13/1929 Everybody loves my baby Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, director, vocalist  
Victor BVE-48885 10-in. 2/14/1929 Good little, bad little you Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, director  
Victor BVE-48886 10-in. 2/14/1929 Have you ever felt that way? Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, director, vocalist  
Victor BVE-48887 10-in. 2/15/1929 Beau-koo jack Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, director  
Victor BVE-48888 10-in. 2/15/1929 Sister Kate Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, director, vocalist  
Victor BVE-50509 10-in. 2/22/1929 I got a woman, crazy for me (She's funny that way) Earl Hines Piano and male vocal solo, with clarinet and trumpet instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Victor BVE-50510 10-in. 2/22/1929 Mississippi (Here I am) Earl Hines Piano and male vocal solo, with clarinet and trumpet instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Victor BVE-50511 10-in. 2/22/1929 Chicago rhythm Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, director  
Victor BVE-50512 10-in. 2/22/1929 It's a precious little thing called love Earl Hines Piano solo, with clarinet and trumpet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-50527 10-in. 2/25/1929 I'm looking for that certain man to love Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-50528 10-in. 2/25/1929 Glad rag doll Earl Hines Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-57322 10-in. 10/25/1929 Grand piano blues Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, director, composer  
Victor BVE-57323 10-in. 10/25/1929 Times ain't what they used to be Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, piano, director  
Victor BVE-57324 10-in. 10/25/1929 Trying Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, director  
(Results 1-25 of 194 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hines, Earl," accessed November 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103056.

Hines, Earl. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103056.

"Hines, Earl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103056

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