Kevin Whitehead on jazz pianist Earl Hines:
Earl Hines might have focused on a career as dazzling pianist, like Art Tatum. But after working in various orchestras, Hines itched to lead one of his own. He opened at Chicago’s Grand Terrace ballroom in time for New Year’s 1929. Jazz’s center of gravity was shifting to New York, but the Grand Terrace would be his home base till 1940. Al Capone invited him not to leave.
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Dennis Stock. Earl Hines (piano) Jimmy Archey (trombone) Francis Joseph (cornet) Earl Watkins (drummer), San Francisco, California, 1958