(JAZZ.) HINTON, Milt, & David G. Berger.
Bass Line. The Stories and Photographs of Milt Hinton.
Foreword by Dan Morgenstern.
First edition. Widely regarded as one of the greatest jazz bassists of all time, Hinton documented his career photographically, amassing some 35,000 negatives covering the period from the 30s to the 90s. “If there is a line between Milt Hinton the bassist and Milt Hinton the photographer, it’s indistinguishable. The musician strives to play the note seldom heard; the photographer the subject at an angle seldom seen” (Branford Marsalis). This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, “To Aurthor [sic. Jazz collector and researcher Arthur Newman], Many thanks. Please keep reading and listening, Milt “Judge” Hinton, [cartoon bass] ’93. Never B sharp, Never B Flat, Just B Natural.”
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Quarto. Original red cloth in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated from Hinton’s photographs. A very good copy in the slightly rubbed jacket.