Pianist Horace Silver recorded a number of classic albums for Blue Note, including Song for My Father and The Jody Grind. Francis Wolff/Mosaic Images hide caption

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Bud Powell was the first, and arguably the greatest pianist to create a bebop-based improvisational style for the piano. Metronome/Getty Images hide caption

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