The Judge at His Best

The Judge at His Best

by Milt HintonMilt Hinton


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The great bassist Milt Hinton recorded fairly frequently for the Chiaroscuro label during 1973-1979 and 1989-1995. Shortly after his death in late 2000, this sampling of his Chiaroscuro work was compiled, featuring 17 selections from his two periods with the label plus a previously unissued solo bass performance of "Joshua." Hinton, who made an enormous number of recordings during his very productive career, is heard with many of his favorite musical friends, including Ruby Braff, Kenny Davern, Bob Wilber, Flip Phillips, Joe Venuti, and Danny Barker. Though Hinton is mostly in the forefront, many other musicians have their spots with the music, ranging from Dixieland-flavored to small-group swing and boppish moments. Among the highlights are the humorous "Milt's Rap," "Old Man Time," "Shine" (with Joe Venuti), "Rosetta" (with both Jay McShann and Ralph Sutton on pianos), and "Jumping at the Woodside" (featuring the hard-swinging Flip Phillips).

Product Details

Release Date: 07/24/2001
Label: Chiaroscuro Records
UPC: 0091454021925
catalogNumber: 219
Rank: 99439

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Milt Hinton   Primary Artist,Bass,Vocals
Danny Barker   Guitar,Vocals
Ruby Braff   Cornet
John Bunch   Piano
Kenny Davern   Clarinet
Lionel Hampton   Vibes
Dick Hyman   Piano
Jay McShann   Piano
Flip Phillips   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar
Ralph Sutton   Piano
Joe Venuti   Violin
Bob Wilber   Clarinet,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Derek Smith   Piano
Dottie Dodgion   Drums
Gus Johnson   Drums
Cliff Leeman   Drums
Ray Mosca   Drums
Bobby Rosengarden   Drums
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Cow Cow Davenport   Composer
Frankie Laine   Composer
Rudy Vallée   Composer
Jon Bates   Engineer
Lew Brown   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Cliff Friend   Composer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Jay Leonhart   Liner Notes
Jack Reynolds   Composer
Charles Henderson   Composer
Paul Bacon   Cover Design
David Berger   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Arthur Elgort   Cover Photo
Allan Philips   Composer
Oliver Wallace   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Seymour Simons   Composer
Ford Dabney   Composer
Cecil Mack   Composer
Harold Weeks   Composer
Traditional   Composer
David Berger   Composer
Fred Miller   Engineer

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