Panel 8: After the Studios

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Exhibit Panel 8


Audio Clips for Panel 8

1. Milt Hinton discussing international tours in the 1970s and 1980s:


2. Selections from “Horace Silver” from The New York Bass Violin Choir (recorded 1975), Strata-East SES8003:


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After the Studios

By the late 1960s studio work had dropped off in New York City, so Milt went back on the road. When he wasn’t on tour with Barbra Streisand, Pearl Bailey, Paul Anka, or Bing Crosby, he gigged around New York at spots like Michael’s Pub and Zinno’s. He was a regular at Dick Gibson’s famous jazz parties in Colorado, and he played with all-star lineups at top jazz festivals around the world.

Wanting to share his unique place in jazz history, Milt began teaching at Hunter College and Baruch College in the early 1970s, and he was often a guest artist at institutions across the country. As a 70th birthday present, family and friends set up an educational fund in his honor that provided scholarships to aspiring student bassists.

Milt’s passport from a 1974 tour of Iran

Background image:
Collection of ephemera from festivals and concerts Milt played, 1970s–1990s

Upper banner from left to right:
Programs for Milt’s concerts at the Kennedy Center, 1971; the Newport Jazz Festival, 1972; The Bern International Jazz Festival, 1981; with the Syracuse Symphony, 1982; and Michael’s Pub, 1974 and 1984

Lower banner from left to right:
Article on Milt teaching at Hunter College, 1978; labels for Milt’s reel-to-reel concert recordings of the New York Bass Violin Choir, 1970–1973; advertisement for a Bass Violin Choir concert, 1970; Milt’s datebook for April 9–12, 1973

Milt’s itinerary for a Pearl Bailey tour, 1980

Milt while on tour, ca. 1984