Feb. 1, 2006
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Baldwin City, Kan. — Milt Hinton, a renowned jazz bassist who performed alongside Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway and Dizzy Gillespie, captured intimate portraits of many of his jazz contemporaries spanning more than six decades.

Photographs from the late musician’s collection will be on display Feb. 7-March 3 during “Images Keeping Time: Photographs by Milt Hinton,” an exhibition at the Holt/Russell Gallery at Baker University. The exhibition will open at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7.

Hinton, 90 years old when he died in 2000, began taking candid photographs of his friends in the 1930s. His collection depicts a wide range of jazz artists and popular performers in recording studios, parties, at home and on the road. It includes photographs of Armstrong, Calloway, Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Count Basie and Duke Ellington.