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Jaki Byard hard bop! <3
Source: dimmy1985 (Youtube)
Jaki Byard, pianist, composer, saxophonist, trombonist, bassist, guitarist, drummer, and educator, was as diverse in his styles and experience as in his instrumental abilities.
Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA on June 15 of 1922, he was a dominant figure in the Boston jazz scene of the 1940s. By the early 1960s, Jaki's eclectic tastes and abilities had permeated into something very distinctly, "Jaki Byard". Few pianists are comfortable in as many styles and genres as Jaki was, and even fewer can put their personality into as many styles as Jaki Byard did.
(Source: http://www.jakibyard.org )