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Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 18:40:02 EST
Subject: [CB] Milt Hinton dies at age 90
Milt (aka "Frump" and "The Judge") Hinton has died at age 90. There's a good
obituary of him, by Bart Barnes, in today's Washington Post, at
In the print edition, the obituary is in the Metro Section, for Thursday,
December 21, 2000, p.B07. Hinton was most renowned as a jazz string bass
player, with Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and many other jazz
greats -- but he also played tuba and bass sax! He got the nickname "The
Judge" because he enforced such strict standards of punctuality on fellow
musicians in the recording studio. RIP....
Biography: One of the terrors of death.
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