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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 151-175 of 231 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W405062 10-in. 11/5/1931 You can depend on me Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick C2111 10-in. 7/23/1928 Apex blues Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C2123 10-in. 7/23/1928 Monday date Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C2258 10-in. 8/23/1928 Apex blues Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C2259 10-in. 8/23/1928 Monday date Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C3849 10-in. 7/11/1929 Apex blues The Club Ambassadors Jazz/dance band composer  
Decca 39356 10-in. 2/12/1935 Disappointed in love Earl Hines Orchestra leader, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39357 10-in. 2/12/1935 Rhythm lullaby-1 Earl Hines Orchestra leader, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39358 10-in. 2/12/1935 Japanese sandman-2 Earl Hines Orchestra leader, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39359 10-in. 2/12/1935 Bubbling over-1 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Decca 39360 10-in. 2/12/1935 Blue because of you-2 Earl Hines Orchestra leader, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39361 10-in. 2/12/1935 Julia-3 Earl Hines Orchestra leader, instrumentalist, piano  
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  
(Results 151-175 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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