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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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Discography

The Basement Tapes

The Basement Tapes

Chiaroscuro Records
2003

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Old Man Time

Chiaroscuro Records
2001

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The Trio

Qwest Records
1977

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Basses Loaded!

Qwest Records
1955

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