Milt Hinton

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Birthday
23, 1910
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Dec 19, 2000 (90)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
23, 1910
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Dec 19, 2000 (90)

About

One of the best jazz bassists of his generation who played with Zutty Singleton and other popular jazz musicians of the 1920s.

Before Fame

He learned to play bass, violin, and cello in school and, after a brief period playing bass, he switched to double bass.

Trivia

As a freelance musician he worked with Cab Calloway's band, with whom he developed his slapping technique.

Family Life

He was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Associated With

He worked with Dizzy Gillespie and together they modernized Cab Calloway's music for a new generation.