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Earl Hines

Piano Man

Definitive Records

Personnel:
Sidney Bechet, Oscar Pettiford, Budd Johnson, Benny Harris & Billy Eckstine.

Reference: DRCD 11290

27 tracks showcasing Hines' amazing piano playing solo, in trio format and with his own orchestra. Featuring Sidney Bechet, Oscar Pettiford, Budd Johnson, Benny Harris & Billy Eckstine.

The first items are piano solos and include a version of Hines' most famous composition: "Rosetta". "Blues in Thirds", another of his tunes, is performed here by a glorious trio including Sidney Bechet and Baby Dodds. The rest of the CD showcases the Earl Hines orchestra in recordings made between 1939 and 1942. Bonus tracks: a complete trio session recorded for Signature in 1944 (with Fats Waller's regular guitar player Al Casey and virtuoso bassist Oscar Pettiford), plus a rare V-Disc version of Hines' big hit "Boogie Woogie on Saint Louis Blues".


Tracklisting:

01. Rosetta
02. Body & Soul
03. Child Of A Disordered Brain
04. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
05. My Melancholy Baby
06. Blues In Thirds
07. G.T. Stomp
08. Grand Terrace Shuffle
09. Father Steps In
10. Piano Man
11. Riff Medley
12. Boogie Woogie On Saint Louis Blues
13. Deep Forest
14. Number 19
15. Call Me Happy
16. Tantalizing A Cuban
17. Jelly, Jelly
18. Up Jumped The Devil
19. Windy City Jive
20. Father Jumps, The
21. Second Balcony Jump
22. Stormy Monday Blues
23. My Fate Is In Your Hands*
24. I've Got The Feeling I'm Falling*
25. Honeysuckle Rose*
26. Squeeze Me*
27. Boogie Woogie On
Saint Louis Blues (V-Disc Version)*

Total time: 77:09 min.


(*) Bonus tracks


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$14.24  (tax incl.)

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