In this Jazz Casual episode with the Earl Hines Trio, Ralph Gleason interviews Earl starting at the 2:30 mark.
At the 8:10 mark Earl begins explaining jazz piano technique and history from ragtime to be-bop with the aid of his drummer, Earl Watkins, and bass player, John Green.
Among other things, we learn that Squeeze Me was the first jazz song that Earl heard and the one that made him want to play jazz – he had been playing only classical music up to that point.
Jazz Casual was an occasional series on jazz music on National Educational Television (NET), the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). It ran from 1961 to 1968 and was hosted by jazz critic Ralph Gleason.
Jazz Casual – Earl Fatha Hines Trio
Earl Fatha Hines Trio (February 15, 1963):
Earl Hines (piano); John Green (Bass); Earl Watkins (drums).
1. The One I Love Belongs to Someone Else
2. Squeeze Me
3. Love Is Just Around the Corner