In The Name Of The Fatha - The Great Earl Hines

Alyn Shipton explores the career of the pianist who revolutionised piano jazz in the 1920s, Earl 'Father' Hines.



With archive interviews from Hines himself, and the help of British pianist Martin Litton, Shipton examines Hines' technical innovations.

Shipton also sets Hines' eventful life in the vivid context of jazz age Chicago, where Hines worked with Louis Armstrong, was employed by Al Capone, and became a pioneer of acoustic recording.

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Alyn Shipton meets his former sidemen, Jesse Stone, Truck Parham and Franz Jackson, and further explores Hines' keyboard legacy with the help of British pianist Martin Litton.

Hines himself recalls his great days at the Grand Terrace Club in Chicago, the birth of bebop, and his reunion with Louis Armstrong in the globetrotting All Stars.