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Earl Hines
Earl Kenneth Hines, also known as Earl "Fatha" Hines, is an American pianist and jazz conductor. He is one of the most influential figures in the development of jazz piano and according to one source, "one of the few pianists whose play style has shaped the history of jazz". Trumpetist Dizzy Gillespie wrote: “The piano is the basis of modern harmony. This little guy is from Chicago, Earl Hines. He changed the style of the piano. You can find the origins of Bud Powell, Herbie Hancock, who all came then. Without Earl Hines leading the way for the next generation, there is nothing to say where and how they will play now. There are individual variations but the style of ... The modern piano comes from Earl Hines. Pianist Lennie Tristano said, “Earl Hines is the only one of us who can make real jazz and swing by playing himself. "He has a very own style," Horace Silver said.
Birth name Earl Kenneth Hines
Born December 28, 1903, Duquesne, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died April 22, 1983, Oakland, California
Genres Jazz, swing
Occupation(s) Musician, bandleader
Instruments Piano
Years active 1920s–1983
Labels Columbia, Brunswick, Fantasy, Capitol, RCA Victor, Impulse, Verve, Delmark, Black and Blue, Black Lion, Chiaroscuro

About Earl Hines

Influential jazz pianist whose contributions to jazz piano had a significant impact on jazz history. He was a forerunner of bebop.

Earl Hines before fame

In 1925, he relocated to Chicago, Illinois, which was recognized as the world's jazz center at the time and was home to Composer Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, and other jazz greats.

Achievement of Earl Hines

He gave Saxophonist Charlie Parker his big break, but he eventually fired him due to his inability to show up for performances on time and his general lack of discipline.

Earl Hines family life

He wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become a cornet musician, but the instrument pained his ears, so he turned to the piano instead. He married Janie, with whom he had actress Janear Hines as a child.

Associations of Earl Hines

When he was 21, he met Trumpet Player Louis Armstrong in Chicago, and the two embarked on a long cooperation and relationship.

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Latest information about Earl Hines updated on March 26 2022.