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Earl Hines


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, on December 28, 1905. His father worked as a foreman at the local coal docks and played cornet with the Eureka Brass Band, a group that performed at picnics and dances


Article: Live Review

Weather Bird: Sullivan Fortner and Ambrose Akinmusire at Rackham Auditorium

Read "Weather Bird: Sullivan Fortner and Ambrose Akinmusire at Rackham Auditorium" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Weather Bird: Sullivan Fortner and Ambrose Akinmusire Rackham Auditorium 27th Performance of the UMS 145th Annual Season Ann Arbor, MI March 22, 2024 When it comes to its annual concert series, Ann Arbor's University Musical Society utilizes Hill Auditorium and the Michigan Theater as the venues for the majority of ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Fletcher Henderson, Count Basie, Charlie Parker & Ella Fitzgerald

Read "Fletcher Henderson, Count Basie, Charlie Parker & Ella Fitzgerald" reviewed by Joe Dimino

We dedicate the entirety of the 843rd Episode of Neon Jazz to the history and culturally vital institution, Harlem's Apollo Theater. After finding an illustrated book on the history of this landmark institution in the history of African American culture, it was essential to cover the jazz side of things from the book's perspective. We begin ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Wynton Kelly, Jason Moran, Christian McBride, Geri Allen

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This week we will we celebrate some birthdays including the legendary pianist Wynton Kelly known for his lively, blues-based playing and as one of the finest accompanists in jazz. I'll spin some tunes I heard at Jason Moran's Village Vanguard Thanksgiving weekend run; we'll play some music to get ready for Christian McBride's New Jawn here ...


Article: Book Review

Pepper Adams: Saxophone Trailblazer

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Pepper Adams: Saxophone Trailblazer Gary Carner 240 ISBN: #9781438494357 Excelsior Editions2023 Baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams was essential to this reviewer's formative years as a jazz enthusiast. During the 1970s, in Storrs, Connecticut, New York City, northern New Jersey, and Kansas City, Missouri, I had many opportunities to witness ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington & Lena Horn

Read "Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington & Lena Horn" reviewed by Joe Dimino

In honor of the 2022 book Dangerous Rhythms by New York Times best selling author T.J English, we constructed an hour of jazz celebrating the story of his intersection of the mob and the music. It starts in Chicago with the great King Oliver and ends in New York City with Jimmy Durante. In between, we ...


Article: Album Review

Mary Stallings: Songs Were Made to Sing

Read "Songs Were Made to Sing" reviewed by Dave Linn

One of eleven children, Mary Stallings was born in San Francisco in 1939. In her teens, she began singing in San Francisco night clubs and performed with Ben Webster, Earl Hines, Red Mitchell, Teddy Edwards, and Wes Montgomery. Before graduating from high school, she joined R&B singer Louis Jordan's Tympani Five. In the early '60s, she ...


Article: Big Band in the Sky

George Russell Remembered

Read "George Russell Remembered" reviewed by Duncan Heining

How is it that one of the most significant figures in modern jazz is so often overlooked when histories of the music are written? And how come one of its most important composers is not immediately acknowledged when jazz is discussed? Therein hang a number of tangled tales. The centenary of composer, musician, bandleader, ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

I Heart The Jazz With Strings Genre + Porgy & Bess

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I heart the jazz with strings genre. Tonight, the most bizarre of these records, the great Johnny Hodges with Lawrence Welk's Orchestra. We then check our coats at the famed Chicago supper club Mr. Kelly's for some vocals from Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day. Then, after a set of new releases including Chicago's Natural Information Society ...


Article: Interview

Ahmad Jamal: Forward Momentum

Read "Ahmad Jamal: Forward Momentum" reviewed by Ian Patterson

In memory of the venerable Ahmad Jamal. This article was first published on All About Jazz on July 6, 2010. Ahmad Jamal, possibly the most influential of living jazz pianists, turned 80 years young on July 2, 2010. It is however, business as usual and instead of celebrating at home in his slippers, Jamal ...


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