Hines (left) performs for Pvt. Charles Carpenter, songwriter and manager of the Hines Orchestra, at Camp Lee, during World War II
December 28, 1903|
Duquesne, Pennsylvania, US
|Died||April 22, 1983
Oakland, California, US
|Genres||Jazz, big band, swing|
|Years active||Early 1920sâ€“1983|
“The Blues in My Flat” (1966)
I don't think I think when I play. I have a photographic memory for chords, and when I'm playing, the right chords appear in my mind like photographs long before I get to them.
I always challenge myself. I get out in deep water and I always try to get back. But I get hung up. The audience never knows, but that's when I smile the most, when I show the most ivory.