Milt Bernhart

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Milton Bernhart
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American Jazz trombonist, (May 25, 1926 in Valparaiso, Indiana – January 22, 2004 in Glendale, California).

Milt Bernhart was a West Coast jazz trombonist who worked with Stan Kenton, Frank Sinatra, and others. He supplied the exciting solo heard in the middle of Sinatra's popular 1956 recording of I've Got You Under My Skin, conducted by Nelson Riddle.

Bernhart (occasionally spelled Bernhardt) began on tuba, but switched to trombone in high school. At 16 he worked in Boyd Raeburn's band and later had some "gigs" with Teddy Powell. After time in the United States Army he worked, off and on, with Stan Kenton for the next ten years. He is perhaps most associated with Kenton, but in 1955 he had his first album as a leader. In 1986 he was elected President of the Big Band Academy of America.

Although known as "mild-mannered" or humorous, his brief period with Benny Goodman was one area that brought out his ire. He indicates working with Goodman was "the bottom", except for basic training in the Army, of his first 23 years of life. He called Goodman a "bore" and claimed he did nothing about the treatment Wardell Gray faced at a segregated club in Las Vegas. He even alleges that he quit because Goodman publicly humiliated Gray in front of an audience.
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SK 12 LP Milt Bernhart - Jam Session Vol. 2 album art Shorty Rogers, Shelly Manne, Jimmy Giuffre, Milt Bernhart, Frank Patchen, Howard Rumsey, Dick Taylor, Vivien Garry Shorty Rogers, Shelly Manne, Jimmy Giuffre, Milt Bernhart, Frank Patchen, Howard Rumsey, Dick Taylor, Vivien Garry - Jam Session Vol. 2(10", Album, Mono) Skylark Records (2) SK 12 LP US 1954 Sell This Version
DEP-41/42/43 Milt Bernhart - Jazz Studio 2 From Hollywood album art Herb Geller, Milt Bernhart, John Graas, Don Fagerquist, Marty Paich, Howard Roberts, Curtis Counce, Larry Bunker Herb Geller, Milt Bernhart, John Graas, Don Fagerquist, Marty Paich, Howard Roberts, Curtis Counce, Larry Bunker - Jazz Studio 2 From Hollywood (Album, Single) Decca DEP-41/42/43 Japan 1954 Sell This Version
DL 9214 Milt Bernhart - The Sound Of Bernhart album art Milt Bernhart The Sound Of Bernhart (Album) Decca DL 9214 US 1958 Sell This Version
GRZ006 Milt Bernhart - Summer Of '51 album art Stan Kenton And His Greatest Orchestra* Featuring: Art Pepper, Shelley Manne*, Milt Bernhart, Maynard Ferguson Stan Kenton And His Greatest Orchestra* Featuring: Art Pepper, Shelley Manne*, Milt Bernhart, Maynard Ferguson - Summer Of '51 (Album) Garland GRZ006 US 1987 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EP C4006 Milt Bernhart - Contemporary Records Presents Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, Vol. 5 album art Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, Milt Bernhart, Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Cooper, Russ Freeman, Shelly Manne, Howard Rumsey Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, Milt Bernhart, Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Cooper, Russ Freeman, Shelly Manne, Howard Rumsey - Contemporary Records Presents Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, Vol. 5(7") Contemporary EP C4006 US 1953 Sell This Version
OE 9031 Milt Bernhart - Jazz Studio 2 From Hollywood Volume 1 album art Herb Geller, Milt Bernhart, John Graas, Don Fagerquist, Marty Paich, Howard Roberts, Curtis Counce, Larry Bunker Herb Geller, Milt Bernhart, John Graas, Don Fagerquist, Marty Paich, Howard Roberts, Curtis Counce, Larry Bunker - Jazz Studio 2 From Hollywood Volume 1(7", EP) Brunswick OE 9031 UK 1954 Sell This Version
ED 2159, BME.9033 Milt Bernhart - Jazz Studio 2 From Hollywood - Part 3 album art Herb Geller, Milt Bernhart, John Graas, Don Fagerquist, Marty Paich, Howard Roberts, Curtis Counce, Larry Bunker Herb Geller, Milt Bernhart, John Graas, Don Fagerquist, Marty Paich, Howard Roberts, Curtis Counce, Larry Bunker - Jazz Studio 2 From Hollywood - Part 3 (EP) Decca, Decca ED 2159, BME.9033 Scandinavia 1954 Sell This Version
OE 9032 Milt Bernhart - Jazz Studio 2 From Hollywood Part II album art Herb Geller, Milt Bernhart, John Graas, Don Fagerquist, Marty Paich, Howard Roberts, Curtis Counce, Larry Bunker Herb Geller, Milt Bernhart, John Graas, Don Fagerquist, Marty Paich, Howard Roberts, Curtis Counce, Larry Bunker - Jazz Studio 2 From Hollywood Part II (EP) Brunswick OE 9032 UK 1954 Sell This Version
EP 100, SKEP 100, EP 100-45 Milt Bernhart - M.B.B / Sweet Georgia Brown album art Lighthouse All Stars* Featuring Shorty Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre, Milt Bernhart, Shelly Manne, Frank Patchen / Maynard Ferguson, Bob Cooper, Abe Most, Irv Cottler, Stan Fletcher Lighthouse All Stars* Featuring Shorty Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre, Milt Bernhart, Shelly Manne, Frank Patchen / Maynard Ferguson, Bob Cooper, Abe Most, Irv Cottler, Stan Fletcher - M.B.B / Sweet Georgia Brown (EP) Skylark Records (2), Skylark Records (2), Skylark Records (2) EP 100, SKEP 100, EP 100-45 US Unknown Sell This Version