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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 76-100 of 194 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W400954 10-in. 6/26/1928 You're a real sweetheart Louis Armstrong ; Lillie Delk Christian ; Hot Four Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400955 10-in. 6/26/1928 Too busy! Louis Armstrong ; Lillie Delk Christian ; Hot Four Female vocal solo and female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400956 10-in. 6/26/1928 Was it a dream? Louis Armstrong ; Lillie Delk Christian ; Hot Four Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400957 10-in. 6/26/1928 Last night I dreamed you kissed me Louis Armstrong ; Lillie Delk Christian ; Hot Four Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400960 10-in. 6/27/1928 Fireworks Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400961 10-in. 6/27/1928 Skip the gutter Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400962 10-in. 6/27/1928 A Monday date Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo and talk speaker, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400966 10-in. 6/28/1928 Don't jive me Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400967 10-in. 6/28/1928 West End blues Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400968 10-in. 6/28/1928 Sugar foot strut Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400973 10-in. 6/29/1928 Two deuces Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400974 10-in. 6/29/1928 Squeeze me Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400991 10-in. 7/5/1928 Knee drops Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400992 10-in. 7/5/1928 Symphonic raps Carroll Dickerson ; Savoyagers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400993 10-in. 7/5/1928 Stomp de los del Savoy Carroll Dickerson y su Orquesta Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400996 10-in. 7/8/1928 Yodeling the blues away Charles Anderson Male vocal solo and yodeling, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400997 10-in. 7/8/1928 I'm gonna yodel my way back to dear old Dixieland Charles Anderson Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400998 10-in. 7/8/1928 I got those crying yodelin' blues Charles Anderson Male vocal solo and yodeling, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400999 10-in. 7/8/1928 St. Louis blues Charles Anderson Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402153 10-in. 12/4/1928 No Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402154 10-in. 12/4/1928 Basin Street blues Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal trio vocalist, instrumentalist, celeste, piano  
OKeh W402168 10-in. 12/5/1928 No one else but you Louis Armstrong ; Savoy Ballroom Five Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402169 10-in. 12/5/1928 Beau Koo Jack Louis Armstrong ; Savoy Ballroom Five Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402170 10-in. 12/5/1928 Save it pretty mamma Louis Armstrong ; Savoy Ballroom Five Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402199 10-in. 12/5/1928 Weather bird Louis Armstrong ; Earl Hines Trumpet and piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 76-100 of 194 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hines, Earl," accessed December 3, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103056.

Hines, Earl. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103056.

"Hines, Earl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 3 December 2020.

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

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