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E. C. NIXON Lionel Hampton and Earl Hines at the Regal.
Watercolor and charcoal on Whatman illustration board, circa 1935-41. Approx. 730x533 mm; 28 3/4x21 inches (oval shaped). Signed in watercolor, lower right.
Provenance: private collection.
Both pianist Earl "Fatha" or "Father" Hines and vibraphone pioneer Lionel Hampton played at Harlem's Regal Theater in the late 1930s through the early 1940s. Although they both played at the Regal in New York during the same era, they seldom played together. Both jazz musicians played there at the height of the swing and the beginning of the big band era.