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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Oscar Pettiford, ca. Nov. 1946. William P. Gottlieb/Library of Congress via flickr.com hide caption

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Oscar Pettiford: Bass Beyond Bop

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