Horace Silver, the hard bop master. Few artists had so long a run of classic albums as Mr. S. had in the fifties & sixties as both instigator and sideman, and precious few ever made music with so much energy and joy of invention. When the setting called for restraint and depth of feeling, though, he was unmatchable in his delicate intensity. Either way, he made the piano sing.
Enjoy your retirement, Mr. Silver.