Jim Hall performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Thanks to fellow bassist Milt Hinton's prodding, Oscar Pettiford moved to New York and became one of bebop's most innovative musicians. Courtesy of Bethlehem Archives hide caption

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Bill Evans continued to perform and record up until his death in 1980. Tom Copi/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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