Earl Hines In Paris [Bonus Track] (Live)
- Released: February 4, 2002
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Emarcy Import
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Personnel: Earl Hines (vocals, piano); Larry Richardson (double bass); Richie Goldberg (drums).
Liner Note Author: Alain Tercinet.
Recording information: Paris, France (12/1970).
Translator: Martin Davies.
Earl Hines is in great form during this 1970 studio session with bassist Larry Richardson and drummer Richie Goldberg. Four of the six tracks are standards which the pianist played many times during his long career, including a lively "Them There Eyes," a rather wild "There Is No Greater Love," and a striding solo interpretation of "You're Driving Me Crazy" that showcases Hines' formidable technique. Don Redman's moody "If It's True" had long since become an obscurity by the time of this recording, but Hines' subtle performance is a masterpiece. His one original is the brisk, foot-tapping boogie-woogie "Snugly but Ugly." With the evident demise of Musidisc, this CD will be tough to find but well-worth the search. ~ Ken Dryden
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