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Bass Line: The Stories and Photographs of Milt Hinton


328 Pages
Temple University Press
Milt Hinton & David Berger

This first person account of the life of Milt Hinton, the "dean of bass players", chronicles his life in words and his own photographs. From his early years in Vicksburg, Mississippi, his familily's migration north, his experiences growing up in Chicago, as Cab Calloway's bass player and his mid-fifties to late sixties work as a freelance studio musician in New York. Throughout the book, approximately 200 photographs, most of which have never before been published, enhance the intimate stories that record a life, a way of life, and a cultural heritage.

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