Earl Hines – Up To Date With Earl Hines (1965/2015) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Earl Hines – Up To Date With Earl Hines (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:38:26 minutes | 681 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | @ RCA Victor – Legacy
Recorded: 1964, RCA Victor Studios, New York

Louis Armstrong’s counterpart at the piano was Earl Hines (1903), one of the few early heroes of jazz who was not born in Louisiana (he was born in Pennsylvania and in 1924 moved to Chicago). His technique augmented delicate virtuoso Armstrong-style moves with a rhythmic exuberance that set him apart from the tradition of Jelly Roll Morton. He was basically trying to play the piano like a trumpet or even a trombone.

Earl Kenneth Hines, universally known as Earl “Fatha” Hines (December 28, 1903 – April 22, 1983), was an American jazz pianist and bandleader. He was one of the most influential figures in the development of jazz piano and, according to one major source, is “one of a small number of pianists whose playing shaped the history of jazz”.

Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, a member of the Earl Hines 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.”

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”. Count Basie said that Hines was, “The greatest piano player in the world”.

1. Linger Awhile 02:07
2. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams 02:20
3. It’s a Pity to Say Goodnight 02:45
4. I’ve Got the World On a String 03:23
5. Sunday 02:01
6. It Had to Be You 06:52
7. A Cottage for Sale 03:22
8. Father’s Freeway 02:52
9. The Man with the Horn 03:38
10. But Not for Me 02:22
11. Everything Depends On You 02:15
12. The Hour of Parting 03:52

Earl Hines, piano
Budd Johnson, tenor saxophone
Ray Nance, violin, cornet
Aaron Bell, bass
Jimmy Crawford, drums