Playing the Changes: The Life & Legacy of Milt Hinton
A traveling exhibition of the Oberlin Conservatory Library
“I’ve always tried to help young people. If someone wants to improve, if they have a sincere desire to learn, I’ve always tried to be there to give them whatever I can.”
– Milt Hinton
Playing the Changes provides an unrivaled perspective on the life and legacy of jazz legend Milt Hinton, one of the 20th century’s most accomplished bass players.
Developed by Oberlin College and the Milton J. Hinton Photographic Collection, the exhibit combines up to fifty of Hinton’s most acclaimed original photographs taken between the 1930s–1990s with insightful biographical materials drawn from the Milton J. and Mona C. Hinton Collection in the Oberlin Conservatory Library’s special collections.