EARL HINES plays COLE PORTER - 1-CD-NW 80501 Hines said of himself: "I don't.t think I THINK when I play. I have a photographic memory for chords, and when I'm playing, the right chords appear in my mind like photographs long before I get to them. This gives me a little time to alter them, to get a little clash or make colouring or get in harmony chords........I always challenge myself. I get out in deep water and I always try to get back." so said this genius dubbed "the Houdini of jazz piano.