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November 19, 2010 Hinton, one of the jazz world's legendary bass players, would have been 100 years old this year. Here, he raps his expansive resume, talks about his priceless collection of jazz photographs and joins host Marian McPartland for "How High the Moon."
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September 10, 2010 Nominated for a 1995 Academy Award, Jean Bach's A Great Day in Harlem documented the gathering of 57 jazz greats on a Harlem front stoop for an Esquire magazine shoot in 1959. Bach remembers the legacy of this iconic image, including those who have appeared on Piano Jazz.
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Thanks to fellow bassist Milt Hinton's prodding, Oscar Pettiford moved to New York and became one of bebop's most innovative musicians.
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February 23, 2009 Notes from an unamplified double bass rank among the most beautiful man-made sounds; in jazz, the creator of those notes is always in the middle of the action, charting the harmonic direction of a band and plotting the rhythmic narrative as both an accompanist and a soloist. It's no small task, but here are five musicians who performed the duty with aplomb.
November 12, 2008 Bassist Milt Hinton, known as the "Judge," was considered to be the ultimate timekeeper. With his buoyant tempos and fat, booming sound, Hinton provided the rhythmic foundation for many jazz greats.
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May 4, 2008 Host Liane Hansen talks to author David Berger about the photography of the late jazz bassist Milt Hinton. Berger has co-authored the book Playing the Changes: Milt Hinton's Life in Stories and Photographs.
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April 10, 2005 Musician Milt Hinton snapped more than 60,000 photos in his life, providing an insider's view of jazz and 20th-century America. His work is the subject of a new documentary called Keeping Time.
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December 21, 2000 Jazz bassist and photographer Milt Hinton died Tuesday in New York at the age of 90. His musical career spanned 70 years, and he played bass with almost every great 20th century jazz musician from Louis Armstrong and Cab Calloway to John Coltrane.
June 30, 2000 Jazz bassist Milt Hinton. He turned 90 years old a week ago today. Hinton is one of the great jazz bassists, having played with musicians like Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday. Throughout his career, Hinton photographed the musicians he worked with, and the surroundings he moved through.
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