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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 151-175 of 194 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 82487 1/30/1951 Baby it's cold outside Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82488 1/30/1951 Just you, just me Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82489 1/30/1951 Just you, just me Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82490 1/30/1951 The hucklebuck Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82491 1/30/1951 Honeysuckle rose Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82492 1/30/1951 My Monday date Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82493 1/30/1951 My Monday date Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82494 1/30/1951 Way down yonder in New Orleans Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82495 1/30/1951 Way down yonder in New Orleans Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82496 1/30/1951 You can depend on me Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82497 1/30/1951 That's a plenty Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82516 1/30/1951 Stardust Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82517 1/30/1951 Big Daddy blues Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 83032 10-in. That's my desire Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 83033 10-in. Baby, it's cold outside Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 102614 1/30/1951 My Monday date Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 120028 3/8/1968 Rhythm Sundae Earl Hines and his Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 120029 3/8/1968 The one I love (belongs to somebody else) Earl Hines and his Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 120030 3/8/1968 Back in your own back yard Earl Hines and his Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 120031 3/8/1968 You're mine, you! Earl Hines and his Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 120032 3/8/1968 For me and my gal Earl Hines and his Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 120033 3/11/1968 Nobody knows (and nobody seems to care) Earl Hines and his Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 120034 3/11/1968 Saturday-1 Earl Hines and his Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 120035 3/11/1968 Shine on harvest moon Earl Hines and his Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 120036 3/11/1968 Thinking of you Earl Hines and his Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 151-175 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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