Capri Records Recording Artist
Trombone instruction & performance
“With the death within the year of the masterful J.J. Johnson, there aren't many famous trombone soloists left in jazz. John Hines' payoff is an excellent array of solid efforts, played with vigor and a fresh sound that should delight anyone who ever fell in love with the sound of the jazz trombone.
Hines plays his ax with prime advanced harmonic ideas, certainly with liquid phrasing, & an attendant voice-like, yet abstract sound. His robust & bright sonority interacts with ease with his group as he deftly weaves his wonderful web of solo artistry.”
--George w. Carroll, The Musician's Ombudsman
‘In The Pocket’: “A top ten of the year disc, no ifs or maybes. In that better alternate universe where jazz dominates the music charts, In the Pocket would be all over the radio.”
-- D. McClenaghan, AllAboutJazz.com