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Milt Hinton On Piano Jazz

Milt Hinton performs on stage at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland on July 11, 1991.
Milt Hinton performs on stage at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland on July 11, 1991.

Milt Hinton (1920–2000) was one of the world's legendary bass players. In a career that spanned eight decades, he played with just about everyone—from Cab Calloway to Duke Ellington to John Coltrane. He's often credited with bridging the gap from the swing era to modern jazz.

In this 1991 Piano Jazz session, Hinton "raps" his expansive resume, talks about his priceless collection of original jazz photographs and joins Marian McPartland for "How High the Moon."

Originally broadcast in the fall of 1991.

SET LIST

"All The Things You Are" (Hammerstein, Kern)

"My One And Only Love" (Wood)

"Joshua" (Hinton)

"Willow Weep For Me" (Ronnell)

"Old Man Time" (Friend, Reynolds)

"These Foolish Things" (Link, Maschwitz, Strachey)

"Stranger In A Dream" (Caesar)

"How High The Moon" (Hamilton, Lewis)

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