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SOLD! <br>MILT HINTON!<br>Book of Photographs from one of Jazz's Greatest Bassists<br> - and signed by him!

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This signed first edition copy of "Bass Line: The Stories and Photographs of Milt Hinton" has a truly remarkable collection of images of many classic jazz stars taken by one of the great and mot prolific bass players in jazz history.

Mr. Hinton has signed in black ball point on the first page, "To Bill and Dorothy Stinson: Thanks a Million. All the Best. Milt 'Judge' Hinton '89". He has also drawn a small picture of a bass.

This is a coffee table sized book in great condition including dust jacket.

A brief bio of Milt Hinton by Scott Yanow of the All Music Guide appears below with Scott's kind permission: Bassist Milt Hinton has probably appeared on more records than any other musician in the world and he remains a vital figure in jazz even at the age of 86. He grew up in Chicago and worked with many legendary figures from the late '20s to the mid-'30s including Freddie Keppard, Jabbo Smith, Tiny Parham (with whom he made his recording debut in 1930), Eddie South, Fate Marable and Zutty Singleton. He was with Cab Calloway's Orchestra and his later small group during 1936-51. Considered the best bassist before the rise of Jimmy Blanton in 1939, Hinton was featured on "Pluckin' the Bass" (1939) and was an ally of Dizzy Gillespie in modernizing Calloway's music.

After leaving Cab, Hinton worked in clubs with Joe Bushkin, had brief stints with Count Basie and Louis Armstrong's All-Stars and in 1954 became a staff musician at CBS, appearing on a countless number of recordings (jazz and otherwise) during the next 15 years; everything from Jackie Gleason mood music and polka bands to commercials and Buck Clayton jam sessions. By the 1970s Hinton was appearing regularly at jazz parties and festivals and his activities have not slowed down during the past two decades; in 1995 he toured with the Statesmen of Jazz. Although a modern soloist, Hinton has also kept the art of slap bass alive. A very skilled photographer, Hinton has released two books of his candid shots of jazz musicians including one (Bass Line) which has his fascinating memoirs. Milt Hinton has recorded as a leader for Bethlehem, Victor (both in 1955), Famous Door, Black & Blue and Chiaroscuro and as a sideman for virtually every label! -- Scott Yanow

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