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New Roll "57 Varieties" by Earl "Fatha" Hines
By Robbie Rhodes

MMDer Stephen Kent Goodman announces his new 88-note piano
roll transcription of "57 Varieties" by Earl "Fatha" Hines.
Mr. Goodman writes:

  1928 Hines' Jazz Solo Makes Roll Debut 81 Years Later!
  Earl "Fatha" Hines, whom many consider the father of the jazz
  piano style, recorded in 1928 his composition 57 Varieties.
  Incredibly, it was never issued on a player piano roll -- until now!

The new piano roll is described at 
and an audio sample is offered at 

On hearing the short audio sample, I think Mr. Goodman has done an
excellent job.  It should be possible for a pianolist at a responsive
player piano to sound very much like Hines himself playing!

The new roll and others may be ordered at 
or contact

  Kelly Goodman
  Fax:   1-866-828-2165
  E-mail: [delete ".geentroep" to reply]

Robbie Rhodes
Etiwanda, California

(Message sent Thu 3 Sep 2009, 20:33:00 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  57, Earl, Fatha, Hines, New, Roll, Varieties

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