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Milt Hinton

Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Born: June 23, 1910 | Died: December 19, 2000    

Milt Hinton

”The Judge”

Milt Hinton was widely regarded as the dean of jazz bassists. This master bassist was one of the consummate sidemen in jazz history. His career very nearly spanned the gamut of jazz generations and he was one of those rare musicians who exhibited minimal ego and had an ability to make a contribution to any setting he found himself in, no matter the style. He once said, according to the New York Times, that he had made “more records than anybody,” and at the peak of his recording career he kept instruments at each of several major recording studios so that he would be ready to play at a moment's notice....
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  • The Basement Tapes

    Chiaroscuro Records
    2003
  • The Judge's Decision

    Qwest Records
    1984
  • The Trio

    Qwest Records
    1977
  • East Coast Jazz/5 Part 1

    Qwest Records
    1956
  • Basses Loaded!

    Qwest Records
    1955
  • East Coast Jazz/5

    Qwest Records
    0

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