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David G. Berger and Holly Maxson Turn the Camera on Milt Hinton

David G. Berger, Milt Hinton and Holly Maxson, Queens, N.Y., 1989
Marian McPartland, Mary Lou Williams and Thelonious Monk at "A Great Day in Harlem" gathering for Esquire magazine, New York City, 1958
Dizzy and Cab Calloway baseball team
Dizzy and Cab Calloway baseball team. On the road with Cab Calloway's band, Milwaukee, 1937 (photo: Milt Hinton)

“I went into music because it’s the only thing I ever found any freedom in. It’s an auditory art-we respect each other by how they sound. The entire world respects everybody by how they sound. This is utopia. It keeps me not thinking about anything else besides the future.”

That’s Milt Hinton talking, standing before a staved blackboard and relating his philosophy to students in Keeping Time: The Life, Music and Photographs of Milt Hinton, David G. Berger and Holly Maxson’s new documentary on the famed bassist. The one-hour film will have its American premiere at the Second Annual TriBeCa Film Festival, May 3-11, in New York City.

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