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"The Judge" Milt Hinton was widely regarded as the dean of jazz bassists. This master bassist was one of the consummate sidemen in jazz history. His career very nearly spanned the gamut of jazz generations and he was one of those rare musicians who exhibited minimal ego and had an ability to make a contribution to any setting he found himself in, no matter the style. He once said, according to the New York Times, that he had made "more records than anybody," and at the peak of his recording career he kept instruments at each of several major recording studios so that he would be ready to play at a moment's notice. Like so many African American families in the early part of the 20th century, his family migrated from Mississippi north to Chicago, where he was raised


News: Education

The Milt Hinton Institute For Studio Bass At NJPAC, In Residence At Montclair State University, Welcomes Young Musicians To A Summer Of Extraordinary Learning And Discovery

The Milt Hinton Institute For Studio Bass At NJPAC, In Residence At Montclair State University, Welcomes Young Musicians To A Summer Of Extraordinary Learning And Discovery

Student bassists invited to apply for July 2024 music and performance camp focused solely on their instrument The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will host the Milt Hinton Institute for Studio Bass, an exceptional summer music education program for teens, in residence at Montclair State University, in July 2024. Unique among music camps, the Hinton ...


Article: Rising Stars

Introducing Bassist Liany Mateo

Read "Introducing Bassist Liany Mateo" reviewed by Sanford Josephson

This article previously appeared in Jersey Jazz Magazine. Liany Mateo started playing the bass when she was 13 years old. “They opened up a performing arts school in Jersey City," she recalled. “At that time, I knew I wanted to play an instrument. I was into '70s punk music, and all of my favorite ...


Article: Live Review

George Russell’s New York N.Y. Receives World Premiere At Milton Court

Read "George Russell’s New York N.Y. Receives World Premiere At Milton Court" reviewed by Chris May

Guildhall Induction Jazz Orchestra & Choir Milton Court Concert Hall Guildhall School of Music & Drama London September 27, 2023 Addressing the audience before the Guildhall Induction Jazz Orchestra's recreation of George Russell's first large-ensemble masterpiece, New York N.Y. (Decca, 1959), director and conductor Scott Stroman explained the choice ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Tony Bennett, Milt Hinton & Israel Tanenbaum

Read "Tony Bennett, Milt Hinton & Israel Tanenbaum" reviewed by Joe Dimino

The versatile and talented musician, composer & producer Israel Tanenbaum kicks off the 814th Episode of Neon Jazz with music from his release Impressions. From there, we hear more chartbound music with the likes of Steve Carrington, Anthony Hervey, Steve Snyder and the Terry Gibbs Legacy Band. An interesting project from guitarist Ryan Meagher called AftEarth ...


Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Bassist Bruno Råberg

Read "Take Five with Bassist Bruno Råberg" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Bruno Råberg Bruno Råberg is an internationally renowned bassist and composer. Since coming to the US from his native Sweden in 1981, he has made 13 recordings as a leader, about 30 as a sideman, and has performed with numerous world-class artists, including Kris Davis, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Kenny Werner, Sam ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Slice of the Jazz Life, Part 1

Read "A Slice of the Jazz Life, Part 1" reviewed by Monk Rowe


Article: Interview

Ricky Ford: From Across the Sea

Read "Ricky Ford: From Across the Sea" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Ricky Ford is a badass tenor saxophonist. Many will recall his fierce and strong playing on his Muse releases in the '80s. Others may be aware that he was a stalwart member of big bands like the Duke Ellington Orchestra under the leadership of Mercer Ellington and with Charles Mingus and later the Mingus Dynasty band. ...


Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Will Lyle

Read "Take Five with Will Lyle" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Will Lyle Born in Southern California, Will began studying cello when he was three and also played drums, guitar, piano and percussion, taking up the electric bass at the age of 12. “I had aspirations to become a producer and I originally went to Berklee for musical production, but during my freshman year I heard ...


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