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Earl Hines

Hines (left) performs for Pvt. Charles Carpenter, songwriter and manager of the Hines Orchestra, at Camp Lee, during World War II
Background information
Born (1903-12-28)December 28, 1903
Duquesne, Pennsylvania, US
Died April 22, 1983(1983-04-22) (aged 79)
Oakland, California, US
Genres Jazz, big band, swing
Occupation(s) Musician, bandleader
Instruments Piano
Years active Early 1920s–1983
Music sample
“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.
Earl Hines
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.
Earl Hines