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Milt Hinton: Old Man Time

I recently picked up Milt Hinton’s book Bass Line, and it just reinforced what a wonderful life he led. Known for his incredible slap technique, “The Judge” was also known for his great sense of humor, and here’s a great clip that shows off his personality and playing.

The recording comes from the 1992 Mid-America Jazz Festival in St. Louis, Missouri, where Hinton was joined by Derek Smith on piano and Bobby Rosengarden on drums.