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Harold Danko: Hinesight: The Music of Earl Hines

All but the most historically erudite modern-jazz listeners will have much to learn from Harold Danko’s Hinesight: The Music of Earl Hines (Steeplechase). Danko is a passionate proselytizer for Hines’ enormous, and insufficiently understood, influence on jazz history. While his impact on jazz was most significant in establishing the primacy of the improvised solo, Hines’ role of composer-which he filled prolifically and with distinction for six decades-is the subject of Hinesight.

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