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John Hines

John Hines is one of the top trombone professionals in and around the Denver area for the past ten years, and is now achieving recognition beyond his home market. “Hines plays his ax with prime advanced harmonic ideas, certainly with liquid phrasing, & an attendant voice-like, yet abstract sound. His robust & bright sonority interacts with ease with his group as he deftly weaves his wonderful web of solo artistry.” — George w. Carroll, The Musician's Ombudsman, April 2004. After studying under Ray Smith (Brigham Young University) in Provo, Utah, he played with the internationally known big band, Synthesis, including opening for Gerry Mulligan's big band at the 1988 Montreux Jazz Festival, and for Carlos Santana at the 1988 Antibes Jazz Festival outside Monte Carlo, France

You & I

Label: HinesDeVine Jazz Records
Released: 2015

TRACK OF THE DAY

Cabo Morning

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 0
Duration: 3:34

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Chuck Owen & the Jazz Surge / Swiss Jazz Orchestra / The Aggregation

Read "Chuck Owen & the Jazz Surge / Swiss Jazz Orchestra / The Aggregation" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Chuck Owen & the Jazz Surge The Comet's Tail MAMA Records 2009 On The Comet's Tail, Chuck Owen's superb Florida-based Jazz Surge performs the compositions--yes, compositions--of the late great tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker. As Owen writes in the liner notes, “[Michael's] blinding brilliance as a performer / improviser...may ...

In the Pocket

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2004
Track listing: In the Pocket, I Could Write a Book, Secret Love, Central Park West, Hard times, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, More Than a Friend, Kickin' Back, In a Sentimental Mood

You & I

Label: Hines DeVine Jazz Records
Released: 2004

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

John Hines: In The Pocket

Read "In The Pocket" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

A debut recording is always interesting. John Hines’ first is by and large a good debut, except for a couple of awkward moments where he gets heavy handed and congeals his playing. This happens on “In a Sentimental Mood,” which is weighed down by the tack he takes. Sentiment need not be down in the dumps. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

John Hines: In The Pocket

Read "In The Pocket" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

In the Pocket is a straight-ahead trombone album from John Hines. The majority of this group is from the Denver, Colorado area. Hines shows a good mix of nine standards, jazz standards and original tunes from keyboardist Michael Pagan. The opening title track, written by Hines, typifies the session with a bright melody line. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

John Hines: In the Pocket

Read "In the Pocket" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The title tune on trombonist John Hines' In the Pocket had me mulling over comparisons with—of course—the late trombone master J.J. Johnson. And I felt that where Mr. Johnson romanced the listener, charmed the ears with subtle sweet somethings, John Hines' approach was more like a sermon—an upbeat, life-affirming, straightforward exhortation. A fine, driving piece of ...

You & I

Label: Self Produced
Released: 0


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