Milt Hinton Old Man Time (2-CD)
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- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: April 6, 1995
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Chiaroscuro Records
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Old Man Time
- 2.Time After Time
- 3.Sometimes I'm Happy
- 4.A Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight
- 5.Four or Five Times
- 6.Now's the Time
- 7.Time on My Hands
- 8.Heart of My Heart
- 9.I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll
- 10.Mama Don't Allow It
- 11.Girl of My Dreams
- 12.This Time It's Us
- 13.Good Time Charlie
- 14.Jazzspeak # 1
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
- 2.Blue Skies
- 3.Slap Happy
- 4.The Yellow Front
- 5.Bloody Mary
- 6.Milt's Rap
- 7.Jazzspeak # 2
Personnel includes: Milt Hinton (bass, vocals), Ralph Sutton, Derek Smith, Red Richards, John Bunch, Norman Simmons (piano), Danny Barker (guitar, vocals), Al Casey (guitar), Bob Rosengarden, Gus Johnson, Gerryck King, Jackie Williams, Jimmy Ford (drums).
Additional guest artists: Eddie Barefield (alto & tenor saxophones), Doc Cheatham (trumpet), Al Grey (trombone), Flip Phillips (clarinet).
Engineers: Rudy Van Gelder, Jon Bates, Fred Miller, Rick Rowe.
Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey; St. Albans, New York; New York and aboard the cruiseships S/S Norway and M/S Seaward between 1989 and 1990. Includes a 23-page booklet featuring a series of written tributes to Milt Hinton by many renowned jazz bassists, plus liner notes by producer Hank O' Neal and several black and white photographs.
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 92« 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. ~ Scott Yanow
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