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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
MusicMakers
Occupation(s):
Math Teacher
Jazz Musician

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Collard Greens
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Wilson, North Carolina
Favorite Quote:
To Each His Own.

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
MusicMakers
Occupation(s):
Math Teacher
Jazz Musician

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Collard Greens
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Wilson, North Carolina
Favorite Quote:
To Each His Own.
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Biography

Carl Hines was born in Wilson, North Carolina, the son of educators. His mother was an elementary school teacher and his father, was a math teacher and a self-taught musician. Hines would also become a math teacher and musician.

Music played an instrumental role in this young boy's life. In fact, he started out playing the bugle and was active in his high school band until he discovered jazz and a totally new world opened up to him. When Hines’s interest focused on jazz music he began to play the piano. He immersed himself in jazz, reading and listening to everything he could get his hands on especially Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonious Monk.

Hines played music throughout his life but chose a career as a math teacher. He taught for thirty-five years in the Indianapolis area. For him, the world of teaching math was synonymous with the world of music and the interplay between the two fascinated him. Hines retired from teaching but continues to play music. He works as a pianist/keyboardist, either solo or with his own trio, The Carl Hines Band. The band plays swing, blues, country, latin and R & B music.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Carl Hines' interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Carl Hines lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Carl Hines describes his family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Carl Hines talks about his parents' educational backgrounds and his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Carl Hines talks about growing up in Wilson, North Carolina
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Carl Hines describes his favorite childhood memories
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Carl Hines talks about attending Catholic school
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Carl Hines talks about his parents' expectations
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Carl Hines talks about his childhood musical influences
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Carl Hines describes his home town of Wilson, North Carolina
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Carl Hines describes how Wilson, North Carolina has changed over time
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Carl Hines describes his parents' personalities, and his likeness to them
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Carl Hines talks about his love of Rhythm & Blues and jazz music as a youth
  • Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Carl Hines talks about how the music of trumpeter Clifford Brown influenced him pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 15 - Carl Hines talks about how the music of trumpeter Clifford Brown influenced him pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 16 - Carl Hines talks about the influence of his father's favorite jazz musicians
  • Tape: 1 Story: 17 - Carl Hines talks about learning to play the piano
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Carl Hines describes spending the summers of his youth working in New York City, New York pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Carl Hines describes spending the summers of his youth working in New York City, New York pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Carl Hines describes his motivation for attending Tennessee State University
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Carl Hines talks about his college major and being a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Carl Hines talks about learning to play music at Tennessee State University
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Carl Hines describes the gigs he played as a college student
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Carl Hines talks about some of the well-known musicians he played with as a college student
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Carl Hines talks about what he learned about being a musician
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Carl Hines talks about his musical influences during college
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Carl Hines talks about John Coltrane and Charles Mingus
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Carl Hines talks about developing an appreciation for mathematics at Tennessee State University
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Carl Hines describes the relationship between music and mathematics pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 13 - Carl Hines describes the relationship between music and mathematics pt.2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Carl Hines compares music theory and math theory
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Carl Hines talks about the creativity in mathematics and music
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Carl Hines talks about his first teaching job and attending graduate school at the University of Tennessee
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Carl Hines talks about the challenges of going to graduate school at Tennessee State University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Carl Hines talks about the Civil Rights Movement in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Carl Hines describes his experiences with Civil Rights unrest in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Carl Hines talks about his teaching career
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Carl Hines talks about what working with white teachers, and from his students
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Carl Hines describes what he likes about Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Carl Hines talks about developing as a musician in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Carl Hines describes how his musical repertoire has evolved, and some of the musicians he has played with
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - Carl Hines talks about the historical significance of Indiana Avenue
  • Tape: 3 Story: 13 - Carl Hines talks about well-known musicians from Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Tape: 3 Story: 14 - Carl Hines describes how Americans' perception of jazz has evolved since the 1920s pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Carl Hines talks about the intellectual tradition, and impact of, of jazz music
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Carl Hines comments on music's significance to American society
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Carl Hines describes how he developed an interest in poetry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Carl Hines talks about Arna Bontemps publishing one of his poems
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Carl Hines recites "Two Jazz Poems"
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Carl Hines talks about writing "Two Jazz Poems", and the relationship between poetry and mathematics
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Carl Hines talks about the evolution of his writing, and Mari Evans and Etheridge Knight
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Carl Hines talks about his future plans
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Carl Hines recites his poem "Now That He is Safely Dead", and talks about his modesty
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Carl Hines talks about his parents
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Carl Hines talks about his legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Carl Hines narrates his photographs, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Carl Hines narrates his photographs, pt. 2