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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 176-200 of 231 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
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  
(Results 176-200 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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