Herbie Nichols was an excellent jazz pianist, composer who lived in New York. Although he was very much into bebop, he didn't hang out with Bud Powell, Thelonious, or the other bopsters. He worked mostly with "swing" -- even Dixieland -- musicians. Died ca. 1963 and was about to enter oblivion, when his memory was rescued by A B Spellman in "Four Lives in the Bebop Business." One of the truly underrated jazzmen; congratulations, you've got excellent taste in jazz.
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