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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 51-75 of 194 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-047056 10-in. 2/13/1940 Deep forest Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, director, instrumentalist, piano  
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 BS-060677 10-in. 2/20/1941 You can depend on me Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-063333 10-in. 4/3/1941 On the sunny side of the street Earl Hines Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-063334 10-in. 4/3/1941 My melancholy baby Earl Hines Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-064670 10-in. 8/5/1941 You can depend on me Art Jarrett Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W142502 10-in. 7/27/1926 Mandy Kathryn Perry Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142503 10-in. 7/27/1926 Sadie Green Kathryn Perry Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W152057 10-in. 11/5/1931 You can depend on me Louis Armstrong Orchestra Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W152754 10-in. 5/22/1934 Rosetta Teddy Wilson Piano solo songwriter  
OKeh W80851 10-in. 5/9/1927 Chicago breakdown Louis Armstrong ; Earl Hines ; Hot Seven Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 51-75 of 194 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hines, Earl," accessed November 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103056.

Hines, Earl. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103056.

"Hines, Earl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 November 2020.

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

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