Smoking is Cool #25


Earl “Fatha” Hines
28 December 1903 – 22 April 1983

One of the true originators of jazz, Hines joined the virtuosity of Tatum to the eccentricity of Monk, anticipating both. He was a man filled to overflowing with music and I would without a moment’s hesitation name him the greatest of all jazz pianists.

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