Old Man Time

Old Man Time

by Milt Hinton


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This double-CD set gave bassist Milt Hinton an opportunity to engage in reunions with many of his old friends from the 1930s. The seven sessions were compiled during a 12-month period and the results are often delightful. The opening "Old Man Time" is sung by Hinton himself, and it is both insightful and humorous. The other highlights include Joe Williams singing "Four or Five Times" (which features some very rare Flip Phillips clarinet), three bass guitar duets with Danny Barker, appearances by Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Al Grey, Ralph Sutton, and the formation of a group called "The Survivors" that has guitarist Al Casey at age 75 being the youngest member; the latter band also includes 85-year-old trumpeter Doc Cheatham, Eddie Barefield, Buddy Tate and even Cab Calloway. A lot of storytelling takes place during the songs and, in addition to the 92½ minutes of music, there are two "Jazzspeaks." The 13-minute one features Hinton, Calloway, Cheatham and Barefield reminiscing about their experiences in the early days, while a marvelous 45-minute monologue by the bassist covers most of his long and productive life and is consistently fascinating. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/06/1995
Label: Chiaroscuro Records
UPC: 0091454031023
catalogNumber: 310
Rank: 232660

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Milt Hinton   Primary Artist,Bass,Vocals
Danny Barker   Guitar,Vocals
John Bunch   Piano
Cab Calloway   Vocals
Casey   Guitar
Buck Clayton   Conductor
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
Grey   Trombone
Lionel Hampton   Vibes
Flip Phillips   Clarinet
Norman Simmons   Piano
Ralph Sutton   Piano
Buddy Tate   Clarinet,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Barefield   Clarinet,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Red Richards   Piano
Derek Smith   Piano
Doc Cheatham   Trumpet
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Gus Johnson   Drums
Gerryck King   Drums
Bobby Rosengarden   Drums
Jackie Williams   Drums
Joe Camel   Clarinet,Saxophone
Joe Williams   Drums,Vocals
Jimmy Ford   Drums

Technical Credits

Buck Clayton   Arranger,Composer
Jon Bates   Engineer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Jay Leonhart   Poetry
Hank O'Neal   Producer,Liner Notes
Rick Rowe   Contributor
Clarence Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Allan Philips   Composer
Byron Gay   Composer
David Berger   Composer
Sunny Clapp   Composer
Marco H. Hellman   Composer
Fred Miller   Engineer,Contributor

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Old Man Time 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Milt Hinton, Dean of bass players, passed away December of 2000 at age 90, leaving behind over 600 recordings, all blessed by his talent and unique, warm personality. This is one of ''the Judge's'' finest recordings and should be owned by all aspiring bass players, if only to touch upon his greatness.