Playing the Changes: The Life and Legacy of Milt Hinton Exhibition
January 13 - February 18 | Jean Bulicek Galleria
Curator Showcase February 4, 4:00 p.m.
Presentation by Oberlin Curator, Jeremy Smith and Music Demonstration by Peter Dominguez with Milt Hinton’s Famous Bass.
Playing the Changes is a traveling exhibit developed by Oberlin College and the Milton J. Hinton Photographic Collection. It combines original photographs by Hinton with insightful materials drawn from the Milton J. and Mona C. Hinton Collection in the Oberlin Conservatory Library's special collections to provide an unrivaled perspective on the life and legacy of one of the most accomplished bass players of the twentieth century who broke through the color barrier at New York recording studios during 1950's segregation. Hinton worked with performers across the spectrum of styles; from Cab Calloway to Louis Armstrong to Bing Crosby to Barbra Streisand to Paul McCartney.
"Milt Hinton's prowess as a photographer is only topped by his stature as a musician. He seems to know just the right moment to snap a picture. And he also seems to have an inner essence that allows him to say the right things at the right time." - Dizzy Gillespie
Photo: Milt Hinton, Jonah Jones, and Cab Calloway, Havana, 1951, Courtesy of the Milton J. Hinton Photographic Collection.
Photo with Bass: Milt Hinton, New York, 1979, Photo by Chuck Stewart, Courtesy of the Milton J. Hinton Photographic Collection.
Photo with Camera: Milt Hinton, New York, 1959, Photo by Chuck Stewart, Courtesy of the Milton J. Hinton Photographic Collection.
Join us for a Free Documentary Screening and Gallery Reception January 13, 6:00 p.m.
Documentary screening of Keeping Time: The Life, Music, and Photographs of Milt Hinton, followed by Q&A with NYC Documentarians David Berger and Holly Maxon, and Gallery Reception with small bites provided by SALT. There is no cost to attend, but Reservations are Required. Cash bar will be available.