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Milt Hinton Documentary to Air on PBS

Keeping Time: The Life, Music and Photographs of Milt Hinton, the documentary on the legendary jazz bassist, will have its television premiere on April 12 on PBS. The documentary will air as part of the PBS series “Independent Lens,” hosted by Susan Sarandon, as part of the series’ April Music Month.

The one-hour film first premiered in May 2003 at the TriBeCa Film Festival in New York City as the result of a collaboration between David G. Berger, Holly Maxson and Kate Hirson. The documentary is a “living portrait” of the bassist, according to a press release, and focuses not only on the Hinton’s music, but also on his work as a photographer and historiographer of American society. The story is told through interviews with Hinton as well as Nat Hentoff, Gregory Hines, Quincy Jones, Branford Marsalis, Ray Brown, Johnny Carson, Ron Carter and Jon Faddis, among others.

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