Friday, May 25, 2012

Fatha: Earl Hines

Hines was one of the most influential figures in the development of modern jazz piano and, according to one major source, is "one of a small number of pianists whose playing shaped the history of jazz" - for the informative bio
"Fatha" Hines influenced an entire generation of piano players, from Nat Cole to Count Basie and Horace Silver. Perhaps equally important was his ability to nurture the talents of younger musicians, such as Parker and Gillespie. Even late in life, Hines displays a depth of imagination and creativity at the keyboard that can still surprise listeners.

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