Album Details

RELEASE
1994
LABEL
Sony Music Distribution
GENRES
Jazz

Album Review

Milt Hinton's major label debut as a leader (at age 85), other than a 1955 date for Victor, finds the great bassist utilizing two separate rhythm sections on a variety of standards. In addition to fine solos from pianists Richard Wyands and Derek Smith, there are guest appearances by trumpeter Jon Faddis (who defies his stereotype by sounding closer here to Roy Eldridge than to Dizzy Gillespie) and veteran Harold Ashby whose warm tenor recalls Ben Webster. Even if Hinton's three vocals are one too many, his singing has its charm. The finale "The Judge and the Jury" adds four other bassists for a very musical tribute to one of the few veterans of the 1920s still to be heard in his prime in the mid-'90s.
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. A Child Is Bornhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/laughing-at-life/id396028395?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Sweet Georgia Brownhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/laughing-at-life/id396028395?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Laughing at Lifehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/laughing-at-life/id396028395?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. How High the Moonhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/laughing-at-life/id396028395?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Prelude to a Kisshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/laughing-at-life/id396028395?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. (Back Home Again In) Indianahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/laughing-at-life/id396028395?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Mona's Feeling Lonelyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/laughing-at-life/id396028395?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Jon Johnhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/laughing-at-life/id396028395?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Old Man Harlemhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/laughing-at-life/id396028395?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Just Friendshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/laughing-at-life/id396028395?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. The Judge and the Juryhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/laughing-at-life/id396028395?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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