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  • Audio CD (April 15, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 1949
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Melodie Jazz Classic
  • ASIN: B00008LP5G
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #797,704 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5. Singin' for My French Brothers
6. Velvet Moon
7. Rosetta
8. I Hadn't Anyone Till You
9. These Foolish Things
10. 'Deed I Do
11. When I Dream of You
12. You Can Depend On Me
13. Diane
14. A Cigarette for Company
15. Ella's Fella
16. Whirl on a Whirl
17. One Night in Trinidad
18. Green's Corner
19. When I Dream of You
20. Stop

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Caponsacchi HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 23, 2004
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I have no idea how this French company manages to keep producing, let alone finding a market for, these no-nonsense, carefully-documented collections of some of the best American jazz, as timeless as it is historic. Were it not for Melodie Jazz Classic (who subsidizes them--the French Academy?), most of this indispensable American music would be unavailable to the world.
I ordered this album because of the rare documentation of Etta Jones' work with Fatha during this time. She's featured on only two tracks but easily "outsings" the other two vocalists, one of whom is Helen Merrill. Most of the album is devoted to Hines' piano--20 performances and over 60 minutes of consummate playing.
Traveling with Louis Armstrong in Europe, Earl accepted an invitation to lay down a number of these tracks in Paris. Others were originally released on an early Columbia 10" LP. The highlights are the trio recordings (ten tracks, eight with Al McKibbon on bass and J. C. Heard on drums--all in full-range audio). Unlike Tatum, Hines' statement of the original melody is usually quite straight, even to the point of being rhythmically square. But then the fun begins. The polyrhythms and contrapuntal surprises of Hines' left hand are especially dazzling on the solo performances, and when a bass player is included, the right hand's virtuosity matches Tatum's, except with more elliptical melodic intervals and a far more biting, percussive attack. Ballads admittedly are not Hines' strong suit. There he makes his mark by eschewing Tatumnesque harmonic complexity in favor of disarming simplicity and direct statement.
This recording represents Fatha at his peak. I doubt there's another period or set of performances from his career that finds him in better form.
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