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Earl Hines

Earl Hines
Born: Dec 28, 1905 in Duquesne, PA
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Died: Apr 23, 1983 in Oakland, CA
Genre: Jazz
Biography: 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, ...Read full biography
The Quintessential Recording Session
Released: 1970
Label: Halcyon (UK)
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In 1970, Earl Hines was persuaded to do new versions of the eight solo performances that he had recorded at the beginning of his career, 42 years earlier. Some of these songs (most notably "Chimes in Blues," ...Read full review
Tour de Force
Released: 1972
Label: 1201 Music
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Pianist Earl Hines is in top form on this brilliant set of solo piano. This CD (which has three previously unreleased performances along with five of the six numbers from its counterpart LP) and Tour de ...Read full review
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