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 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".
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Recordings (Results 226-232 of 232 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||C 9476||10-in.||9/13/1934||Wolverine blues-3||Earl Hines Orchestra||leader, instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||C 9477||10-in.||9/13/1934||Rock and rye-2||Earl Hines Orchestra||leader, instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||C 9478||10-in.||9/13/1934||Cavernism-1, 2||Earl Hines Orchestra||leader, instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||F-1000||2/26/1944||My fate is in your hands||Earl Hines Trio||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||F-1001||2/26/1944||I've got a feeling I'm falling||Earl Hines Trio||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||F-1002||2/26/1944||Honeysuckle rose||Earl Hines Trio||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||F-1003||2/26/1944||Squeeze me||Earl Hines Trio||instrumentalist, piano|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hines, Earl," accessed December 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103056.
Hines, Earl. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103056.
"Hines, Earl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 December 2023.
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