Earl Hines
Born: 1903

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,… Continue

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