Earl Hines – The Blues (2018) [HDTracks DSF DSD128/5,6MHz + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Earl Hines – The Blues (2018)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time – 44:36 minutes | 3,54 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 44:36 minutes | 780 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Digital booklet | Genre: Jazz | © 2xHD

Early big band leader and swing pianist, Earl Hines set the standard for the history of jazz piano to come. His highly rhythmic approach yet, melody-centric solos brought together some of the most important elements of jazz music, as can be heard on these beautiful solo renditions of standards such as Come Rain or Come Shine, Over the Rainbow and I’ve Got the World on a String.

American jazz pianist and bandleader Earl Hines was one of the most influential figures in the development of jazz piano 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””. Earl Hines was 68 at the time of this recording and still in his prime for this session which was cut 46 years after his first recording as a leader.


01 – Cotton Club Parade: Cotton Club Parade: I’ve Got the World on a String
02 – The Wizard of Oz: The Wizard of Oz: Over the Rainbow
03 – Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
04 – St. Louis Woman: St. Louis Woman: Come Rain or Come Shine
05 – The Sky’s the Limit: The Sky’s the Limit: My Shining Hour
06 – Cotton Club Parade: Cotton Club Parade: As Long as I Live

Produced by Stanley Dance. Engineered by Fred Miller.
Recorded on March 23-24, 1974 at Warp Studios, NYC.
2xHD was created by producer/studio owner André Perry and audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme.

Earl Hines – piano

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FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz