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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 28, 1903 (Duquesne), Died April 22, 1983 (Oakland)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1952

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

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Recordings (Results 51-75 of 231 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-040478 10-in. 10/6/1939 After all I've been to you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Walter Fuller Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, director  
Victor BS-040479 10-in. 10/6/1939 Lightly and politely Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, director  
Victor BS-040480 10-in. 10/6/1939 Rosetta Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano solo songwriter, instrumentalist, piano, director  
Victor BS-047055 10-in. 2/13/1940 Boogie woogie on St.Louis blues Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor BS-047056 10-in. 2/13/1940 Deep forest Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-047057 10-in. 2/13/1940 My heart beats for you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-047058 10-in. 2/13/1940 Number 19 Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-047700 10-in. 2/26/1940 Body and soul Earl Hines Electric piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-047701 10-in. 2/26/1940 Child of a disordered brain Earl Hines Electric piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-051521 10-in. 6/19/1940 Wait 'till it happens to you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-051522 10-in. 6/19/1940 Call me happy Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-051523 10-in. 6/19/1940 Ann Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-051524 10-in. 6/19/1940 Topsy-turvy Earl Hines Orchestra ; Walter Fuller Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-051525 10-in. 6/19/1940 Blue because of you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Leroy Harris Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-051526 10-in. 6/19/1940 You can depend on me Earl Hines Orchestra ; Walter Fuller Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-051527 10-in. 6/19/1940 Tantalizing a Cuban Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-053431 10-in. 9/6/1940 Blues in thirds New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance trio composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-053432 10-in. 9/6/1940 Blues for you, Johnny Sidney Bechet ; Herb Jeffries ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance quintet with male vocal solo (take 2: no vocal) instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-053433 10-in. 9/6/1940 Ain't misbehavin' Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-053434 10-in. 9/6/1940 Save it, pretty mama Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-053435 10-in. 9/6/1940 Stompy Jones Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-055175 10-in. 12/2/1940 Easy rhythm Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-055176 10-in. 12/2/1940 In swamp lands Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-055177 10-in. 12/2/1940 I'm falling for you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-055178 10-in. 12/2/1940 Ev'rything depends on you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Madeline Green Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble director, songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 51-75 of 231 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hines, Earl," accessed December 5, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103056.

Hines, Earl. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103056.

"Hines, Earl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 5 December 2022.

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

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