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Playing the Changes : Milt Hinton's Life in Stories and Photographs - Milt Hinton

Playing the Changes

Milt Hinton's Life in Stories and Photographs

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Published: 1st February 2008
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Named "Best Jazz Book of 2008" by The Jazz Journalists Association

"2009 Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research" by ARSC (Association for Recorded Sound Collections)

Legendary African American jazz bassist and photographer Milt Hinton (1910-2000) tells his compelling life story and illustrates it with more than 260 of his photographs, exquisitely reproduced in this collectors' edition.

Hinton's stories--witnessing a lynching as a child in Mississippi, working for Al Capone, breaking the color line in the recording studio--are equal to his celebrated photographs: capturing life on the road with Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday at her last recording date, and personal and professional views of icons such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, and Barbra Streisand. Playing the Changes draws from Hinton and Berger's earlier Bass Line, but differs significantly from that 1988 classic. Milt's narrative takes up where the earlier story left off, and more than 140 new photographs augment 115 of his best-known images. It also boasts a CD of Milt telling stories and performing music, as well as a discography and filmography.

Playing the Changes is a permanent vividly multi-dimensional contribution to jazz history by "The Judge" Milt Hinton--a singular creator of that history. --Nat Hentoff

From Milt Hinton
Prologue: Vicksburgp. 1
Coming Up in Chicagop. 11
My Career Beginsp. 29
Cabp. 59
In the Studiosp. 159
After the Studiosp. 271
Epilogue: Making It to Ninetyp. 321
Acknowledgmentsp. 329
The Photographic Collectionp. 331
List of Illustrations and Creditsp. 333
Selected Discographyp. 337
Selected Filmographyp. 351
Selected Bibliographyp. 353
Indexp. 355
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ISBN: 9780826515742
ISBN-10: 0826515746
Audience: General
Format: Book with Other Items
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st February 2008
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 28.58  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 2.06