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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 126-150 of 194 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 76194 4/27/1950 My bucket's got a hole in it Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76337 4/26/1950 Panama, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76338 4/26/1950 Panama, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76339 4/26/1950 New Orleans function Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76340 4/26/1950 New Orleans function Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76341 4/26/1950 12th Street rag, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76342 4/26/1950 12th Street rag, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76343 4/26/1950 That's for me, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76344 4/26/1950 That's for me, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76345 4/26/1950 Bugle call rag/Ole miss, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76346 4/26/1950 Bugle call rag/Ole miss, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76347 4/26/1950 Bugle call rag/Ole miss, part 3 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76348 4/27/1950 I surrender dear, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76349 4/27/1950 Fine and dandy Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76350 4/27/1950 Russian lullaby, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76351 4/27/1950 Russian lullaby, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76352 4/27/1950 Baby won't you please come home Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76353 4/27/1950 Fine and dandy Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76528 6/26/1950 La vie en rose Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76529 6/26/1950 C' est si bon Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 80844 4/26/1950 That's for me Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82484 1/30/1951 (Back home again in) Indiana Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82485 1/30/1951 (Back home again in) Indiana Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca [82485[a]] 1/30/1951 Some day (you'll be sorry) Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82486 1/30/1951 Baby it's cold outside Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 126-150 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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