At Sundown (The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions (Berne, Switzerland 1978))
Earl "Fatha" Hines
Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.
||At Sundown||Earl "Fatha" Hines||9:42||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||There Will Never Be Another You||Earl "Fatha" Hines||8:27||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||You're Driving Me Crazy||Earl "Fatha" Hines||7:11||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Love Me or Leave Me||Earl "Fatha" Hines||7:19||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Makin' Woopee||Earl "Fatha" Hines||8:53||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Just In Time||Earl "Fatha" Hines||6:36||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||My Buddy||Earl "Fatha" Hines||9:30||$2.19||View in iTunes|
During the final decade of his career, Earl Hines was very busy touring and recording. The pianist is in terrific form on At Sundown, accompanied by veteran drummer Panama Francis and talented young bassist Jimmy Leary. Hines starts things off with a stunning solo rendition of his composition "At Sundown," which shows off the pianist's still impressive technique. Leary's dancing bass and Francis' brushwork complement the master's interpretation of "There Will Never Be Another You." The remainder of the set draws from songs Hines had been playing for decades, including a very playful up-tempo "Love Me or Leave Me" and an entertaining take of "Makin' Whoopee" with an elaborate, wonderfully disguised introduction. Originally recorded during a 1974 studio session in France for Black & Blue, this 1995 CD reissue expands upon the original LP by adding an upbeat version of "Just in Time." This highly recommended CD is an excellent example of Hines' productive final years.
Born: 28 December 1905 in Duquesne, PA
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s