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April PBS Special Honors Life, Music and Photos of Milt Hinton

Read "April PBS Special Honors Life, Music and Photos of Milt Hinton" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


You don't have to be a great person to be a great musician. It's great if and when it happens, but it seems that it rarely does.

Milt Hinton seems a joyous exception to this rule. By all accounts a great person AND musician, he is celebrated with the new documentary Keeping Time: The Life, Music and Photographs of Milt Hinton, scheduled for April 12 broadcast on most PBS television stations as part of Independent Lens' April Music ...

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Album Review

Milt Hinton: The Basement Tapes

Read "The Basement Tapes" reviewed by Riel Lazarus


In recent years, much of the attention given to late bass great Milt Hinton's career and legacy has been directed at his prowess as a jazz photographer. Nevertheless, we must not forget that behind those extraordinary photographs was an equally extraordinary musician. With Chiaroscuro's recent release of The Basement Tapes, jazz fans will find a welcome reaffirmation of Hinton's formidable gifts as both timekeeper and soloist. Composed of previously shelved material, the disc's 14 tracks offer up ...

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Album Review

Milt Hinton & Friends: Old Man Time

Read "Old Man Time" reviewed by Mike Neely


Anyone who listens seriously to jazz has heard Milt Hinton’s solid, earthy bass. The number of early jazz, swing, and swing- influenced recordings Hinton has played on must be in thousands. This grand master of the instrument died this past December after a long, distinguished career. Back in 1990, Chiaroscuro Records released a double CD entitled Old Man Time as a tribute to Mr. Hinton on his 80th birthday. It’s time to revisit this recording not only for the music ...


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