Selected Bibliography

 Compiled by Ed Berger, Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University 
 

Oral histories of Milt Hinton may be found in the collections of the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies,
the Smithsonian Institution Archives Center, the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for
Research in Black Culture, and the Hamilton College Jazz Archive. 

 

Birnbaum, Larry.  “Milt Hinton: The Judge Holds Court.” Down Beat, January      25, 1979, pp. 14–16+. 

 

Bourne, Michael. “Jazz Artists, Jazz Chroniclers: Arthur Taylor and Milt Hinton.” Down Beat,
December 1993, pp. 32–35. 

 

Coolman, Todd. The Bass Tradition. New Albany, Ind.: Jamey Aebersold, 1985.
Includes a transcription of Hinton’s solo on “Flyin’ Home,” recorded July14, 1976, with Teddy Wilson. 

 

Feather, Leonard. “Celebrating Milt Hinton: Honoring the Great Bassist.” Jazz Times, May 1985, pp. 12–13+. 

 

Goldsby, John. The Jazz Bass Book: Technique and Tradition. San Francisco:  Backbeat, 2002, pp. 43–47. 

 

Graham, Charles, and Dan Morgenstern. The Great Jazz Day. Emeryville, Calif.: Woodford, 2000, pp. 28–31.
Includes photos by Hinton. 

 

Hentoff, Nat. “No Style or Idiom Fazes the Versatile Milt Hinton.” Down Beat, August 11, 1954, p. 16. 

 

Hinton, Milt. “Milt Hinton’s Advice to Bassists.” Music and Rhythm, August 1941, p. 38.  

 

Hinton, Milt, and David G. Berger: Bass Line: The Stories and Photographs of Milt Hinton.
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988 

 

Hinton, Milt, and David G. Berger: “Milt Hinton on Photography.” Mississippi Rag, November 1988, pp. 1–3. 

 

Hinton, Milt, David G. Berger, and Holly Maxson. Overtime: The Jazz Photographs of Milt Hinton.
San Francisco: Pomegranate, 1991. 

 

Jisi, Chris. “Slap Summit: ‘The Munch’ Meets ‘The Judge.’” Bass Player, March/April 1991, pp. 34–39. 

 
Jisi, Chris, and Richard Johnston: “Milt Hinton, 1910–2000: Big Sound, Big Heart: Remembering a Life in Jazz.”
Bass Player, March 2001, pp. 54–58+. Issue includes transcription by John Goldsby of Hinton’s solo on
“Three Little Words” from Trio Jeepy CD with Branford Marsalis, recorded January 1988. 

 

Jones, Max.  “Milt Hinton.” Jazz Journal, April 17, 1968, pp. 16–17. 

 

Lees, Gene. You Can’t Steal a Gift: Dizzy, Clark, Milt, and Nat. New Haven: Yale  University Press, 2001. 

 

———. “The ISB [International Society of Bassists] Remembers Milt Hinton, 1910–2000.” 
Bass World, June – September 2001, pp. 5–10. 

 

Lieberman, Julie Lyonn. “‘The Judge’: Fortitude and Creativity.” Strings,  May/June, 1992, pp. 55–59. 

 

Mandel, Howard. “Judge for Yourselves!” Down Beat, May 1990, pp. 30–31. 

 

Morgenstern, Dan. “The Judge: Milt Hinton.” Jazz Times, April 2000, pp. 52–55+.
(Reprinted in Dan Morgenstern, Living with Jazz [New York: Pantheon, 2004], pp. 185–190.) 

 

Robinson, Greg. “Milt Hinton: For the Long Haul.” Jazz Times, April 1995,  pp. 35–36. 

 

Rusch, Bob. “Milt Hinton.” Cadence, December 1978, p. 14+. 

 

Schuller, Gunther. The Swing Era: The Development of Jazz, 1930–1945. New York: Oxford, 1989.
Includes a discussion of Hinton’s recordings with Calloway of “Ebony Silhouette” and “Pluckin’ the Bass”
with a transcription of the bass solo on the latter, pp. 344–345. 

 

Shapiro, Nat, and Nat Hentoff: Hear Me Talkin’ to Ya: The Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It.
New York: Rhinehart, 1955. 

 

Torff, Brian. “Milt Hinton: From Mississippi to the White House.” Jazz Research Papers [IAJE] 20 (2000), pp. 76–80. 

 

Voce, Steve. “A Bass for All Seasons.”  Jazz Journal, November 1981, pp. 8–10. 

 

Watrous, Peter. “Milt Hinton at Eighty: A Celebration.” New York Times, June  23, 1990. 

 

Wong, Herb. “Milt Hinton: Grandmaster of Jazz.” Jazz Educators Journal, Winter 1993, pp. 28–32.