Monday, September 25, 2017

Earl Hines Quartet - Earl's Pearls (1960)

Earl "Fatha" Hines is in typically great form on this 1960 release with guitarist Calvin Newborn (brother of pianist Phineas Newborn, Jr.), bassist Carl Pruitt, and drummer William English. The music is very familiar to most of the pianist's fans, although the inclusion of a guitarist on "Saint Louis Blues Boogie Woogie" (better known under the more familiar title "Boogie Woogie on the St. Louis Blues") and its relative brevity (instead of the typically three-plus minute right-hand tremolo that Hines often favored in later years) make it sound rather fresh compared to the pianist's many other recordings of it. Hines' treatment of "Tea for Two" begins as a lively waltz until it breaks loose into daredevil swing. His friendly vocal is a highlight of "I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me." He also includes a rousing take of one of his best-known compositions, "Rosetta," as well as singing his easygoing "You Can Depend on Me."
Ken Dryden

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Earl "Fatha" Hines
Earl's Pearls
(+ Bonus Tracks)


1 Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues (Handy, arr. Hines)  4:12
2 Tea For Two (Youmans, Caesar)  3:26
3 Stealin’n Apples (Waller, Razaf)  3:02
4 Willow Weep For Me (Ronell)  4:20
5 I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me (McHugh, Gaskill)  2:30
6 Rosetta (Hines, Woode)  3:50
7 Like When The Saints (trad.)  4:38
8 Satin Doll (Ellington, Strayhorn, Mercer)  3:33
9 Manhattan (Rodgers, Hart)  3:53
10 You Can Depend On Me (Hines, Carpenter, Dunlap)  3:24
11 Love Me Or Leave Me (Donaldson, Kahn)  4:29
12 The Song Is Ended (Berlin)  4:19
13 My Monday Date (Hines, Robin)  2:50
14 Velvet Moon (DeLange, Myrow)  4:13
15 Perdido (Tizol, Ellington)  3:54
16 Squeeze Me (Waller, Williams)  2:40
17 Rosetta (Hines, Woode)  2:50


[# 1-12] from the album "Earl's Pearls" (MGM E3832)
Earl Hines - p & vcl [# 5 & 10]
Calvin Newborn - g
Carl Pruitt - b
Bill English - dr
Recorded in New York ; January 12 & 15, 1960
[# 13-17]
Earl Hines - p
Recorded in New York ; Early 1960
This release presents the great Earl Hines’ complete studio LP Earl’s Pearls, for the first time ever on CD. It includes new versions of some classic Hines hits, along with other tunes he only rarely recorded, like “Stealin’ Apples”, “The Song is Ended” and “Manhattan”, as well as his only existing version of “Willow Weep for Me”. This album marks Hines’ only recorded collaborations with guitarist Calvin Newborn, who was the brother of pianist Phineas Newborn, Jr.
As a bonus, a 1960 solo piano studio session by Hines, which has also never been previously issued on CD.

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rm said...

merci beaucoup

AmyBRAINS said...

Great Earl Hines!!
Many, many thanks, Melancthon.

wouter said...

thanks a lot, Mel!

Jazzman77 said...

Just love Earl Hines, my kind of jazz. Thank you Melanchthon.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

rowland said...

Thanks a lot for sharing this.

FrankDell said...

Fantastic. Thank you, Mel.

Jaffa said...

Nice one - new to me: Thanks a lot, Mel !

The Jackal said...

Dear Mel,

Was looking for a definitive Fatha recording in a small group setting where would you put this one ?

Will enjoy

Thanks always

fcapeau said...

Great choice !

Albertito Jazz said...

Thanks Mr. Melanchthon!

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Anonymous said...

Hines is such an unique talent, thank so much MM!

danair said...

Thanks very much for the repost mel :)

musician3 said...

AMAZING............................THANK YOU FOR ALL

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Brush&Stick said...

Thanks for this classic!

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you!

Melanchthon said...

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

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