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Earl Hines

Once called "the first modern jazz pianist," Earl Hines differed from the stride pianists of the 1920s by breaking up the stride rhythms with unusual accents from his left hand. While his right hand often played octaves so as to ring clearly over ensembles, Hines had the trickiest left hand in the business, often suspending time recklessly but without ever losing the beat. One of the all-time great pianists, Hines was a major influence on Teddy Wilson, Jess Stacy, Joe Sullivan, Nat King Cole, and even to an extent on Art Tatum. He was also an underrated composer responsible for "Rosetta," "My Monday Date," and "You Can Depend on Me," among others.

Earl Hines played trumpet briefly as a youth before switching to piano. His first major job was accompanying vocalist Lois Deppe, and he made his first recordings with Deppe and his orchestra in 1922. The following year, Hines moved to Chicago where he worked with Sammy Stewart and Erskine Tate's Vendome Theatre Orchestra. He started teaming up with Louis Armstrong in 1926, and the two masterful musicians consistently inspired each other. Hines worked briefly in Armstrong's big band (formerly headed by Carroll Dickerson), and they unsuccessfully tried to manage their own club. 1928 was one of Hines' most significant years. He recorded his first ten piano solos, including versions of "A Monday Date," "Blues in Thirds," and "57 Varieties." Hines worked much of the year with Jimmy Noone's Apex Club Orchestra, and their recordings are also considered classic. Hines cut brilliant (and futuristic) sides with Louis Armstrong's Hot Five, resulting in such timeless gems as "West End Blues," "Fireworks," "Basin Street Blues," and their remarkable trumpet-piano duet "Weather Bird." And on his birthday on December 28, Hines debuted with his big band at Chicago's Grand Terrace.

A brilliant ensemble player as well as soloist, Earl Hines would lead big bands for the next 20 years. Among the key players in his band through the 1930s would be trumpeter/vocalist Walter Fuller, Ray Nance on trumpet and violin (prior to joining Duke Ellington), trombonist Trummy Young, tenor saxophonist Budd Johnson, Omer Simeon and Darnell Howard on reeds, and arranger Jimmy Mundy. In 1940, Billy Eckstine became the band's popular singer, and in 1943 (unfortunately during the musicians' recording strike), Hines welcomed such modernists as Charlie Parker (on tenor), trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, and singer Sarah Vaughan in what was the first bebop orchestra. By the time the strike ended, Eckstine, Parker, Gillespie, and Vaughan were gone, but tenor Wardell Gray was still around to star with the group during 1945-1946.

In 1948, the economic situation forced Hines to break up his orchestra. He joined the Louis Armstrong All-Stars, but three years of playing second fiddle to his old friend were difficult to take. After leaving Armstrong in 1951, Hines moved to Los Angeles and later San Francisco, heading a Dixieland band. Although his style was much more modern, Hines kept the group working throughout the 1950s, at times featuring Muggsy Spanier, Jimmy Archey, and Darnell Howard. Hines did record on a few occasions, but was largely forgotten in the jazz world by the early '60s. Then, in 1964, jazz writer Stanley Dance arranged for him to play three concerts at New York's Little Theater, both solo and in a quartet with Budd Johnson. The New York critics were amazed by Hines' continuing creativity and vitality, and he had a major comeback that lasted through the rest of his career. Hines traveled the world with his quartet, recorded dozens of albums, and remained famous and renowned up until his death at the age of 79. Most of the many recordings from his career are currently available on CD. ~ Scott Yanow
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Mighty Fatha

1. Save It Pretty Mama

2. Bye Bye Baby

3. Smoke Rings

4. Shoe Shine Boy

5. Stanley Steamer

6. Bernie's Tune

7. Dream of You

8. Undecided

9. Fatha's Blues

10. A Sunday Kind of Love

11. I've Found a New baby

12. Squeeze Me

13. Tosca's Dance

14. Jim

15. Black Coffee

16. You always Hurt the One You Love

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Track List: Classic Earl Hines Sessions (1928-1945) - Vol. 3 & 4

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Track List: Earl Hines - Jazz Icons from the Golden Era

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Track List: Again

1. Lover Come Back To Me

2. Sometimes I'm Happy

3. Cavernism

4. Tea For Two

5. Red River Remembered

6. Breezin' Along With The Breeze

7. Out Of Nowhere

8. Rosetta

9. Moten Swing

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Track List: Big Bands Favourites Vol. 2

1. Harlem Lament

2. Japanese Sandman

3. Maple Leaf Rag

4. Pianology

5. Rhythm Sundae

6. Rock And Rye

7. Rosetta

8. Sweet Georgia Brown

9. Swingin` Down

10. Take It Easy

11. Thats A Plenty

12. Wolverine Blues

13. Yellow Fire

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Track List: Big Band Favourites Vol 1

1. Angry

2. Blue

3. Boggie Woggie On St Louis Blues

4. Bubbling Over

5. Cavernism

6. Copenhagen

7. Darkness

8. Deep Forest

9. Fat Babes

10. Father Steps In

11. G.T. Stomp

12. Grand Terrace Shuffle

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Track List: Fatha Roll

1. Off The Blues

2. Chicago High Life

3. Stowaway

4. Chimes In Blues

5. Panther Rag

6. Just Too Soon

7. Caution Blues

8. A Monday Date

9. I Ain't Got Nobody

10. 57 Varieties

11. Glad Rag Doll

12. Grand Piano Blues

13. Love Me Tonight

14. Down Among The Sheltering Palms

15. Maple Leaf Rag

16. Sweet Georgia Brown

17. The Fatha's Getaway

18. Reminiscing At Blue Note

19. Riff Medley

20. XYZ

21. Gator Swing

22. Rosetta

23. Child Of A Disordered Brain

24. On The Sunny Side Of The Street

25. My Melancholy Baby

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Track List: Paris One Night Stand (Live)

1. Love Is Just Around The Corner (Live 1957)

2. You're Gettin' To Be A Habit (Live 1957)

3. Hallelujah! (Live 1957)

4. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good (Live 1957)

5. Royal Garden Blues (Live 1957)

6. Save It Pretty Mama (Live 1957)

7. If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) (Live 1957)

8. Walkin' My Baby Back Home (Live 1957)

9. Moonlight In Vermont (Live 1957)

10. Makin' Whoopee (Live 1957)

11. Muskrat Ramble (Live 1957)

12. Am I Wasting Time On You (Live 1957)

13. 'S Wonderful (Remastered Bonus Track)

14. Perdido (Remastered Bonus Track)

15. Nice Work If You Can Get It (Remastered Bonus Track)

16. Muskrat Ramble (Remastered Bonus Track Version 2)

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Track List: One For My Baby

1. It's Only A Paper Moon

2. One For My Baby

3. Ill Wind

4. Blues In The Night

5. Stormy Weather

6. I'Ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues

7. As Long As I Live

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Track List: Plays Cole Porter

1. You Do Something To Me

2. Night And Day

3. Rosalie

4. I've Got You Under My Skin

5. I Get A Kick Out Of You

6. What Is This Thing Called Love?

7. Easy To Love

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Track List: A George Gershwin Songbook

Disc 1

1. Rhapsody In Blue; A Foggy Day

2. Love Is Here To Stay

3. They All Laughed

4. Somebody Loves Me

5. Embraceable You

Disc 2

1. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off

2. They Can't Take That Away From Me

3. Love Walked In

4. Summertime; Rhapsody In Blue

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Track List: Tour De Force

1. Who's Sorry Now?

2. Blue Sands

3. I Never Knew (I Could Love Anybody Like I'm Loving You)

4. I'll See You In My Dreams

5. I'm In The Mood For Love

6. There Will Never Ever Be Another You

7. Stomping At The Savoy

8. The Hour Of Parting

9. Mack The Knife (Take 1)

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Track List: Once Upon A Time

1. Once Upon A Time

2. Black And Tan Fantasy

3. Fantastic, That's You

4. Cotton Tail

5. The Blues In My Flat

6. You Can Depend On Me

7. Hash Brown

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Track List: Blues In Thirds

1. Blues In Thirds

2. Velvet Moon (Take 1)

3. Stan Dance

4. Sweet Lorraine (Take 3)

5. Black Lion Blues

6. Tea For Two

7. When I Dream Of You

8. Blues After Midnight

9. Shiny Stockings

10. Sweet Lorraine (Take 2)

11. Velvet Moon (Take 2)

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I was lucky enough to have seen this genius up close in a jazz club,where he astonished an audience with the most real history of jazz I have yet witnessed. One musician. More than a full band, this man showed where the melodies and magic started.
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Introduced to jazz with the masterful playing of Earl Hines
. 64 years ago. A lucky guy am i.
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rjsglass
Cool piano cool times thankfully modern technology allows us the opportunity to enjoy masterful musicianship from the past; my hats off to these great musicians of the early American jazz period! Thanks for the memories...
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I had the pleasure of meeting him in the 80's in Oakland Ca. Fantastic! I'm a little rusty now but I'll always enjoy playing. :).
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frankgpotter
I get the most from Earl Hines and all the GREAT guys like him-Art Tatum and so so many !!!!
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Anyone that has "Live at the Village Vanguard" please contact me. stevevegas@e m b a r q m a i l . c o m
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Once called "the first modern jazz pianist," Earl Hines differed from the stride pianists of the 1920s by breaking up the stride rhythms with unusual accents from his left hand. While his right hand often played octaves so as to ring clearly over ensembles, Hines had the trickiest left hand in the business, often suspending time recklessly but without ever losing the beat.Hines was a major influence on Teddy Wilson, Jess Stacy, Joe Sullivan, Nat King Cole, and even to an extent on Art Tatum.
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Martahenson
Earl Hines one of the most important jazz pianists and orchestra leaders diserves accurate profileing by your silly genome .

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