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|
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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