Billy Holiday Jazz Print (Signed by Milt Hinton) - $450 (Brighton (Hamburg Twp.))

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Nice framed with glass - Billy Holiday jazz great.

Signed by Milt "Jody" Hinton
Milt Hinton is one of the greatest jazz bassists to ever live. He has been nicknamed "The Judge" for his outstanding musical ability. Milt was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, on June 23, 1910. He lived in Vicksburg until the age of eleven when he moved to Chicago, Illinois. He attended Wendell Phillips High School and Crane Junior College. While attending these schools, Milt learned to play the bass horn, tuba, cello and the bass violin.

In the late 1920's and early 30s, Milt continued to live in Chicago, and he worked as a free lance musician. During this time, he worked with famous jazz musicians such as Jabbo Smith, Eddie South, and Art Tatum. In 1936, he joined a band led by Cab Calloway. Members of this band included Chu Berry, Cozy Cole, Dizzy Gillespie, Illinois Jacquet, Jonah Jones, Ike Quebec, Ben Webster, and Danny Barker. "Pluckin the Bass" in 1939 and "Ebony Silhouette" in 1941 were showcase songs for Hinton. As well as playing with Cab's band, Milt was also featured on recordings in which he played with Chuck Berry, Benny Carter, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Coleman Hawkins, Billie Holiday, Ethel Waters, and Teddy Wilson.

The signed / salutation is to a Christine Reeves who was a jazz DJ in San Diego and also a teacher in Ann Arbor.

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