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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: December 28, 1903 | Died: April 22, 1983

A brilliant keyboard virtuoso, Earl “Fatha” Hines was one of the first great piano soloists in jazz, and one of the very few musicians who could hold his own with Louis Armstrong. His so-called 'trumpet' style used doubled octaves in the right hand to produce a clear melodic line that stood out over the sound of a whole band, but he also had a magnificent technical command of the entire range of the keyboard.

Earl Kenneth Hines was born into a musical family in Duquesne, Pennsylvania, on December 28, 1905. His father worked as a foreman at the local coal docks and played cornet with the Eureka Brass Band, a group that performed at picnics and dances. His mother, played organ and gave him his first piano lessons. Hines's sister, Nancy, also played organ, and his brother, Boots, played piano; his aunt sang light opera and his uncle played a variety of brass instruments. At age nine Hines started taking piano lessons, but he soon outgrew his teacher. He then studied classical technique under Von Holz, a teacher who introduced him to exercise books, and began to dream of becoming a concert pianist....
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Earl Hines '65 Piano Solo


2002
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    Once Upon A Time

    Impulse!
    2003
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    Grand Terrace Shuffle

    Warner Bros. Records
    2001
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    Piano Man

    Warner Bros. Records
    2000
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    Paris One Night Stand

    Warner Bros. Records
    2000
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    Fine & Dandy

    Warner Bros. Records
    1992
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    Piano Summit

    Warner Bros. Records
    1990
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    Piano Man , His Piano And His Orchestra

    Warner Bros. Records
    1989
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