Earl Hines - Live at Ratso's

Earl Hines - Live at Ratso's
Artist:
Release Date:
November 14, 2000
Styles:
Early Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz
Album:
Live at Ratso's
Recording Date:
March 7, 1976
Genre:
Duration:
01:05:45

Pianist Earl Hines is heard during a typical performance late in his career on this CD from 2000. Unfortunately it is not a solo set, but a date with his quartet (Rudy Rutherford on clarinet, tenor, and flute; bassist Harley White, and drummer Eddie Graham) plus the OK vocalist Marva Josie. A seven-song medley of war-horses associated with Duke Ellington (mostly brief, except for "Caravan" and a 13-and-a-half-minute version of "Satin Doll") is a bit slapdash, although not without its moments of interest. Josie sings a few typical bluish tunes, and Hines gets to show off his endless trill on "St. Louis Blues." Better to skip this release and get some of Hines' great solo piano recitals instead.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Black and Tan Fantasy / Duke Ellington / Bubber MileyEarl Hines feat: Eddie Graham / Rudy Rutherford / Harley White2:35
Take the "A" Train / Billy StrayhornEarl Hines feat: Eddie Graham / Rudy Rutherford / Harley White1:52
Sophisticated Lady / Duke Ellington / Irving Mills / Mitchell ParishEarl Hines feat: Eddie Graham / Rudy Rutherford / Harley White2:29
C Jam Blues / Barney Bigard / Duke EllingtonEarl Hines feat: Eddie Graham / Rudy Rutherford / Harley White3:55
Things Ain't What They Used to Be / Mercer Ellington / Ted PersonsEarl Hines feat: Eddie Graham / Rudy Rutherford / Harley White2:50
Caravan / Duke Ellington / Irving Mills / Juan TizolEarl Hines feat: Eddie Graham / Rudy Rutherford / Harley White7:30
Satin Doll / Duke Ellington / Johnny Mercer / Billy StrayhornEarl Hines feat: Eddie Graham / Rudy Rutherford / Harley White14:41
St. Louis Blues / W.C. HandyEarl Hines feat: Eddie Graham / Rudy Rutherford / Harley White7:47
Since I Fell for You / Buddy JohnsonEarl Hines feat: Eddie Graham / Rudy Rutherford / Harley White5:37
C.C. Rider / Ma Rainey / TraditionalEarl Hines feat: Eddie Graham / Rudy Rutherford / Harley White6:49
Jelly, Jelly / Billy Eckstine / Earl HinesEarl Hines feat: Eddie Graham / Rudy Rutherford / Harley White9:37