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Milt Hinton Film in the Recital Hall
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Hosted by:  James E. Lewis Muesum of Art
Contact Person:  Robin Howard
Contact Email:  robin.howard@morgan.edu
Contact Phone #: 443-885-3030

Keeping Time:
The Life, Music & Photography
of Milt Hinton
A Documentary Film
by David G. Berger, Holly Maxson and Kate Kirson

This film captures the compelling life story of legendary African American jazz bassist and photographer Milt Hinton (1910-2000).  His lifelong passion to document his world musically and visually provides a unique portrait of life in 20th Century America.

Hinton performed with every major artist in jazz during a seven-decade career. He photographed Dizzy Gillespie when they shared Cab Calloway's bandstand in the 1930s, he was shooting pictures as well as playing at Billie Holiday's last recording session, and he captured the legendary 1958 Esquire gathering in Harlem.

Milt describes significant events - the lynching he witnessed as a child in Vicksburg, working as a teenager for Al Capone in Chicago, traveling with Calloway in the Jim Crow South, breaking the color line in the New York recording studios, performing with icons such as
Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Barbra Streisand, and, as elder statesman; teaching, mentoring and performing around the world.

Hundreds of photographs from Hinton's portfolio of 60,000 negatives complement archival footage and interviews with Amiri Baraka, Nat Hentoff, Gregory Hines, Quincy Jones, Branford Marsalis, and George Wein, among others.

This film intimately embraces the rich life of a remarkable musician who recognized and recorded history as he was living it. It captures Milt Hinton's extraordinary spirit and his solemn commitment to pass on his knowledge and experience to future generations.

The screening will be followed by a lecture/discussion. 

This screening is free and open to the public.  However, an RSVP is requested.  Please call 443-885-3030/3440 to reserve a seat.

Sunday, November 10, 2019 3:00 pm
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