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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, arranger

Recordings (Results 126-150 of 231 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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 instrumentalist, piano, celeste, vocalist  
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  
OKeh W402200 10-in. 12/7/1928 Muggles Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, piano, composer  
OKeh W402206 10-in. 12/11/1928 I can't give you anything but love Lillie Delk Christian Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402207 10-in. 12/11/1928 Baby! Lillie Delk Christian Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402208 10-in. 12/12/1928 Sweethearts on parade Lillie Delk Christian Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402209 10-in. 12/12/1928 I must have that man! Lillie Delk Christian Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402210 10-in. 12/9/1928 Caution blues Earl Hines Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402211 10-in. 12/9/1928 A Monday date Earl Hines Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402218 10-in. 12/12/1928 I ain't got nobody and nobody cares for me Earl Hines Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402219 10-in. 12/12/1928 [Unknown title(s)] Earl Hines Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402220 10-in. 12/12/1928 57 varieties Earl Hines Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402221 10-in. 12/12/1928 Baby, won't you please come home? Earl Hines Piano solo, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402224 10-in. 12/12/1928 Heah me talkin' to ya? Louis Armstrong ; Savoy Ballroom Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with talk instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402225 10-in. 12/12/1928 St. James' Infirmary Louis Armstrong ; Savoy Ballroom Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402226 10-in. 12/12/1928 Tight like this Louis Armstrong ; Savoy Ballroom Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with talk speaker, instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 126-150 of 231 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hines, Earl," accessed November 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103056.

Hines, Earl. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103056.

"Hines, Earl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 November 2021.

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

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