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Bebop & Straight Ahead

Also known as bebop, Bop was a radical new music that developed gradually in the early '40s and exploded in 1945. The main difference between bop and swing is that the soloists engaged in chordal (rather than melodic) improvisation, often discarding the melody altogether after the first chorus and using the chords as the basis for the solo. Ensembles tended to be unisons, most jazz groups were under seven pieces, and the soloist was free to get as adventurous as possible as long as the overall improvisation fit into the chord structure. Since the virtuoso musicians were getting away from using the melodies as the basis for their solos (leading some listeners to ask "Where's the melody?") and some of the tempos were very fast, bop divorced itself from popular music and a dancing audience, uplifting jazz to an art music but cutting deeply into its potential commercial success. Ironically the once-radical bebop style has become the foundation for all of the innovations that followed and now can be almost thought of as establishment music. Among its key innovators were altoist Charlie Parker, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Bud Powell, drummer Max Roach, and pianist/composer Thelonious Monk. More in Jazz: Acid Jazz | Ballads - Jazz | Bebop & Straight Ahead | Big Band & Swing | Blues | Contemporary Jazz | Cool | Dixieland | Fusion | Latin Jazz | New Orleans / Second Line | Smooth Jazz
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101730
1950'S DOO WOP BAND
A typical 1950?ǨѢs style doo wop band song, with influences of Jazz, big band, and barbershop. Think traditional American diner, jukeboxes and milkshakes. Perfect for documentaries focusing on th...
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1950'S DOO WOP BAND
by Bobby Cole
Music ID: 101730
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03:17
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A typical 1950?ǨѢs style doo wop band song, with influences of Jazz, big band, and barbershop. Think traditional American diner, jukeboxes and milkshakes. Perfect for documentaries focusing on th...
10919
7 steps to heaven
up-tempo jazz...
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7 steps to heaven
by Victor Feldman
Music ID: 10919
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03:15
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up-tempo jazz...
178815
90 Quirks
Quirky acid jazz tune with cool tenor sax melody and tight horn sections. Groovy, moody and dissonant. Real drums, bass and guitars. Good for thematic film or t.v. Heavy guitars add an interesting twi...
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90 Quirks
by Scott Ross
Music ID: 178815
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03:15
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Quirky acid jazz tune with cool tenor sax melody and tight horn sections. Groovy, moody and dissonant. Real drums, bass and guitars. Good for thematic film or t.v. Heavy guitars add an interesting twi...
191669
90 Quirks (No Melody Or Harmony)
Quirky acid jazz tune with cool tight horn sections made up of tenor sax, alto sax and trumpet. Groovy, moody and dissonant. Real drums, bass and guitars. Good for thematic film or t.v. Heavy guitars ...
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90 Quirks (No Melody Or Harmony)
by Scott Ross
Music ID: 191669
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03:16
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Quirky acid jazz tune with cool tight horn sections made up of tenor sax, alto sax and trumpet. Groovy, moody and dissonant. Real drums, bass and guitars. Good for thematic film or t.v. Heavy guitars ...
191668
90 Quirks (No Melody Or Horns)
Quirky acid jazz tune with groovy, moody and dissonant overtones. Real drums, bass and guitars. Good for thematic film or t.v. Heavy guitars add an interesting twist to the horn sections. Nice synth l...
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90 Quirks (No Melody Or Horns)
by Scott Ross
Music ID: 191668
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03:15
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Quirky acid jazz tune with groovy, moody and dissonant overtones. Real drums, bass and guitars. Good for thematic film or t.v. Heavy guitars add an interesting twist to the horn sections. Nice synth l...
40162
A Hands On Approach
A very aggressive and assertive jazz swing tune with piano, vibes, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass and drums. Live drums and hot soloists....
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A Hands On Approach
by William Peklinsky
Music ID: 40162
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03:11
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A very aggressive and assertive jazz swing tune with piano, vibes, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass and drums. Live drums and hot soloists....
181282
A Hard Drive
A quirky progressive instrumental jazz tune with tight real horn sections and upbeat tenor sax melody. Big sound good for any corporate or t.v./film usage. Soulful and real. Real drums, and drum loop...
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A Hard Drive
by Scott Ross
Music ID: 181282
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02:24
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A quirky progressive instrumental jazz tune with tight real horn sections and upbeat tenor sax melody. Big sound good for any corporate or t.v./film usage. Soulful and real. Real drums, and drum loop...
41149
absotively
largely Thelonious Monk inspired but with touches of Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. a nice mid-tempo be-bop style piece....
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absotively
by Seth Timbs
Music ID: 41149
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02:14
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largely Thelonious Monk inspired but with touches of Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. a nice mid-tempo be-bop style piece....
64501
After Dark
"After Dark" is a hard-driving, upbeat 1960s-style bebop arrangement that features trombone and baritone saxophone leads backed by acoustic piano, acoustic bass and drums. Our arrangement can be used ...
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After Dark
by Alan Marchand
Music ID: 64501
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02:21
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"After Dark" is a hard-driving, upbeat 1960s-style bebop arrangement that features trombone and baritone saxophone leads backed by acoustic piano, acoustic bass and drums. Our arrangement can be used ...
40163
All The Time
A very moody and interesting straight ahead jazz tune with piano, bass, drums, guitar and marimba....
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All The Time
by William Peklinsky
Music ID: 40163
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03:58
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A very moody and interesting straight ahead jazz tune with piano, bass, drums, guitar and marimba....
248811
Alley Jazz
Saxophone jazz with grooving drums and upright bass. It's blue and smokey up in the club tonight....
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Alley Jazz
by Justin Nihiser
Music ID: 248811
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03:49
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Saxophone jazz with grooving drums and upright bass. It's blue and smokey up in the club tonight....
40164
Ana Nouveau
A very energized modal jazz swing tune with piano, bass, drums, vibes and flute....
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Ana Nouveau
by William Peklinsky
Music ID: 40164
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03:19
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A very energized modal jazz swing tune with piano, bass, drums, vibes and flute....
57055
Atlanov groove
Traditional jazz blues swing piano saxophone guitar LIVE jazz band commercial TV themes...
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Atlanov groove
by Dmitriy Lukyanov
Music ID: 57055
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05:37
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Traditional jazz blues swing piano saxophone guitar LIVE jazz band commercial TV themes...
306146
Auld Lang Syne Swing
Bring in the new year in style with an upbeat Jazz version of this classic. Features guitar, piano, upright bass and drums. ...
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Auld Lang Syne Swing
by Stuart Moore
Music ID: 306146
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02:24
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Bring in the new year in style with an upbeat Jazz version of this classic. Features guitar, piano, upright bass and drums. ...
28953
Baggys Blues
Swinging jazz track featuring all real instruments.Clarinet,guitar,bass and drums create mainstream jazz track of high quality....
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Baggys Blues
by Mark Allaway
Music ID: 28953
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03:03
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Swinging jazz track featuring all real instruments.Clarinet,guitar,bass and drums create mainstream jazz track of high quality....
309730
Bakers Dozen
Classic old school swing influenced by the likes of Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Upbeat, good times, cool and classy Jazz from a golden era....
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Bakers Dozen
by Stuart Moore
Music ID: 309730
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02:50
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Classic old school swing influenced by the likes of Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Upbeat, good times, cool and classy Jazz from a golden era....
170290
Bang em Bruddah
This is a drum loop with bass drum and other elements of a trap set. A bit hard hitting....
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Bang em Bruddah
by E L Mahon
Music ID: 170290
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00:30
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This is a drum loop with bass drum and other elements of a trap set. A bit hard hitting....
313242
Bass On Top -Jazz Piano Trio
Elegant jazz piano trio playing easy mid-tempo swing. This is a Ray Brown style acoustic bass feature. Great source music for a jazz club. Jazz atmosphere, romance, candlelight. Real piano, upright ba...
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Bass On Top -Jazz Piano Trio
by Steve Rice
Music ID: 313242
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03:20
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Elegant jazz piano trio playing easy mid-tempo swing. This is a Ray Brown style acoustic bass feature. Great source music for a jazz club. Jazz atmosphere, romance, candlelight. Real piano, upright ba...
77835
Be My Bop
Classic jazz piece bebop with walking bass line solo piano and backing jazz quartet. Good for commercials and anything requiring soul feel....
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Be My Bop
by Miroslav Saric
Music ID: 77835
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03:30
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Classic jazz piece bebop with walking bass line solo piano and backing jazz quartet. Good for commercials and anything requiring soul feel....
27467
BE-BOP 3:35
Fast: A virtuoso performance by this brilliant jazz quartet. Intelligent and stunning melodic lines flawlessly executed at a break-neck pace....
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BE-BOP 3:35
by Jack Waldenmaier
Music ID: 27467
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03:39
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Fast: A virtuoso performance by this brilliant jazz quartet. Intelligent and stunning melodic lines flawlessly executed at a break-neck pace....
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