Milt Hinton On Piano Jazz The legendary bass player, often credited with bridging the gap from swing to modern jazz, joins host Marian McPartland for "How High the Moon" in this 1991 episode.

Milt Hinton performs on stage at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland on July 11, 1991. Paul Bergen/Redferns hide caption

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

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Milt Hinton On Piano Jazz

Milt Hinton On Piano Jazz

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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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