Earl Hines

Earl Hines [GNP]

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Pianist Earl Hines visited Paris with the Louis Armstrong Quintet and recorded performances (last available on this LP) with a quintet that included trumpeter Buck Clayton, clarinetist Barney Bigard, bassist Arvell Shaw and drummer Wallace Bishop; in addition, the 14 selections include three piano solos. The music overall is somewhere between Dixieland and swing, mainstream pre-bop jazz that swings easily if in this case a bit predictably.