April 2015

Icon: Earl Hines

Jazz composer and bandleader Earl Hines is remembered for his inventive approach to jazz and piano playing. Hines collaborated with Louis Armstrong throughout his career, led his own big band the Orchestra, and continued performing up until his death in ’83.

Watch:

Hines playing and talking about his influences:

Hines performing “Memories of You” at a workshop in Berlin:

Listen:

This playlist features Hines performing solo, with his Orchestra, with singer Barbara Dane, and more.