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New Book Focuses on Bassist/Photographer Milt Hinton

The life and work of Milt Hinton (1910-2000), who enjoyed simultaneous careers as jazz bassist and photographer, is celebrated in a new book, Playing the Changes: Milt Hinton’s Life in Stories and Photographs, published by Vanderbilt University Press. Credited to Hinton, David G. Berger and Holly Maxson, with a foreword by Clint Eastwood and a preface by Dan Morgenstern, the book chronicles Hinton’s rise from segregated backwater clubs to elegant concert halls. Hinton is said to be one of the most recorded musicians in jazz history.

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