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In the late 1940's and 1950's cool jazz evolved directly from bop. Essentially it was a mixture of bop with certain aspects of swing that had been overlooked or temporarily discarded. Dissonances were smoothed out, tones were softened, arrangements became important again and the rhythm section's accents were less jarring. Because some of the key pacesetters of the style (many of whom were studio musicians) were centered in Los Angeles, it was nicknamed "West Coast Jazz." Some of the recordings were experimental in nature (hinting at classical music) while some overarranged sessions were bland but in general this was a viable and popular style. By the late 1950's hard bop from the East Coast had succeeded cool jazz although many of the style's top players had long and productive careers. Among the many top artists who were important in the development of Cool Jazz were Lester Young, Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Shorty Rogers and Howard Rumsey (leader of the Lighthouse All-Stars). 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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216462
1950s Cool Jazz
Mid-tempo jazz-casual tune reminiscent of Miles Davis' "Kind Of Blue" with guitar in place of the trumpet....
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1950s Cool Jazz
by Geoff Stockton
Music ID: 216462
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Mid-tempo jazz-casual tune reminiscent of Miles Davis' "Kind Of Blue" with guitar in place of the trumpet....
257624
5 with 7
An uptempo swinging instrumental track in 5/4 time featuring a jazz septet with Drums, Piano, Upright Bass, Trumpet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax and Trombone. Think "Take 5" with a bit more of an edge. Perfe...
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5 with 7
by Gary Wolk
Music ID: 257624
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An uptempo swinging instrumental track in 5/4 time featuring a jazz septet with Drums, Piano, Upright Bass, Trumpet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax and Trombone. Think "Take 5" with a bit more of an edge. Perfe...
105427
5th Ave Crosses 6th Ave
Avenues normally run parallel except in Pittsburgh, PA. featuring piano, vibes, bass and drums and a cool 5/4 time....
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5th Ave Crosses 6th Ave
by William Peklinsky
Music ID: 105427
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Avenues normally run parallel except in Pittsburgh, PA. featuring piano, vibes, bass and drums and a cool 5/4 time....
14335
70's Style Cop Show Theme
Hooky shaky piano melody with hammond organ rythm and contemporary percussion. 'You've heard this before somewhere....but you haven't!'...
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70's Style Cop Show Theme
by Ged Flood
Music ID: 14335
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Hooky shaky piano melody with hammond organ rythm and contemporary percussion. 'You've heard this before somewhere....but you haven't!'...
14336
70's Style Jazz Guitar Theme
Cool guitar riff with funk rythmic contemporary drums and percussion mixed with a spooky space age synth melody and bass keys and organ...
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70's Style Jazz Guitar Theme
by Ged Flood
Music ID: 14336
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Cool guitar riff with funk rythmic contemporary drums and percussion mixed with a spooky space age synth melody and bass keys and organ...
51481
80/90
An atmospheric groove and guitar track that's calming and inspiring at the same time. A repetitive, jazzy bass pattern supports floating pads and sensitive guitar melodics. Somewhere between lounge, c...
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80/90
by Arjun Sen
Music ID: 51481
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An atmospheric groove and guitar track that's calming and inspiring at the same time. A repetitive, jazzy bass pattern supports floating pads and sensitive guitar melodics. Somewhere between lounge, c...
110817
A Charming Tale
A floating and airy jazz waltz with a hint of mystery featuring piano, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, electric piano, flute and drums with brushes....
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A Charming Tale
by William Peklinsky
Music ID: 110817
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A floating and airy jazz waltz with a hint of mystery featuring piano, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, electric piano, flute and drums with brushes....
11407
A Dark Thursday Evening
Jazz track with sax, guitar, organ, and choral elements. Think of a mysterious man in a suit standing in a shady ally smoking a cigarette....
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A Dark Thursday Evening
by Dylan King
Music ID: 11407
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Jazz track with sax, guitar, organ, and choral elements. Think of a mysterious man in a suit standing in a shady ally smoking a cigarette....
107299
A Fresh Start
A fresh and airy jazz swing tune with piano, vibes, bass and drums....
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A Fresh Start
by William Peklinsky
Music ID: 107299
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A fresh and airy jazz swing tune with piano, vibes, bass and drums....
105420
A Funny Thing Happened
Jazz trio makes a friendly overture to break the ice. Easygoing and happy. piano, bass, drums....
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A Funny Thing Happened
by William Peklinsky
Music ID: 105420
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Jazz trio makes a friendly overture to break the ice. Easygoing and happy. piano, bass, drums....
227806
A Good Start
A 50's style traditional jazz ballad. Laid back and cool, with a sultry touch with piano, acoustic bass, acoustic guitar, and vibes....
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A Good Start
by William Peklinsky
Music ID: 227806
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A 50's style traditional jazz ballad. Laid back and cool, with a sultry touch with piano, acoustic bass, acoustic guitar, and vibes....
107675
A Happy Ending
An easygoing and mellow jazz swingtune with a cool and calm melody featuring piano, bass, drums, guitar and vibes....
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A Happy Ending
by William Peklinsky
Music ID: 107675
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An easygoing and mellow jazz swingtune with a cool and calm melody featuring piano, bass, drums, guitar and vibes....
155187
A La Charlie
Smooth Rhodes carry a soft melody into the night air and a breeze of sweet caress takes over the chills that move your body. Play it cool and have a great time! By film composer Hannis Brown. Instrume...
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A La Charlie
by Hannis Brown
Music ID: 155187
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Smooth Rhodes carry a soft melody into the night air and a breeze of sweet caress takes over the chills that move your body. Play it cool and have a great time! By film composer Hannis Brown. Instrume...
343516
A Little More Mischief
A Minimal Humorous Swing Jazz Number nice for physical comedy or Fish out of Water moods. This could have been an alternate theme for the Pink Panther. This is a small ensemble Swing Piece perfect for...
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A Little More Mischief
by Jasen Smith
Music ID: 343516
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A Minimal Humorous Swing Jazz Number nice for physical comedy or Fish out of Water moods. This could have been an alternate theme for the Pink Panther. This is a small ensemble Swing Piece perfect for...
343520
A Little More Mischief (Abreviated)
A Minimal Humorous Swing Jazz Number nice for physical comedy or Fish out of Water moods. This could have been an alternate theme for the Pink Panther. This is a small ensemble Swing Piece perfect for...
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A Little More Mischief (Abreviated)
by Jasen Smith
Music ID: 343520
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A Minimal Humorous Swing Jazz Number nice for physical comedy or Fish out of Water moods. This could have been an alternate theme for the Pink Panther. This is a small ensemble Swing Piece perfect for...
344260
A Little More Mischief (Sans Intro)
A Minimal Humorous Swing Jazz Number nice for physical comedy or Fish out of Water moods. This could have been an alternate theme for the Pink Panther. This is a small ensemble Swing Piece perfect for...
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A Little More Mischief (Sans Intro)
by Jasen Smith
Music ID: 344260
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A Minimal Humorous Swing Jazz Number nice for physical comedy or Fish out of Water moods. This could have been an alternate theme for the Pink Panther. This is a small ensemble Swing Piece perfect for...
343522
A Little More Mischief (Striaght to the Point)
A Minimal Humorous Swing Jazz Number nice for physical comedy or Fish out of Water moods. This could have been an alternate theme for the Pink Panther. This is a small ensemble Swing Piece perfect for...
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A Little More Mischief (Striaght to the Point)
by Jasen Smith
Music ID: 343522
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A Minimal Humorous Swing Jazz Number nice for physical comedy or Fish out of Water moods. This could have been an alternate theme for the Pink Panther. This is a small ensemble Swing Piece perfect for...
343587
A Little More Mischief 30
A Minimal Humorous Swing Jazz Number nice for physical comedy or Fish out of Water moods. This could have been an alternate theme for the Pink Panther. This is a small ensemble Swing Piece perfect for...
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A Little More Mischief 30
by Jasen Smith
Music ID: 343587
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A Minimal Humorous Swing Jazz Number nice for physical comedy or Fish out of Water moods. This could have been an alternate theme for the Pink Panther. This is a small ensemble Swing Piece perfect for...
107677
A New Era
A light and airy jazz swing with a hint that something new is about to happen with piano, bass, drums with brushes and guitar....
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A New Era
by William Peklinsky
Music ID: 107677
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A light and airy jazz swing with a hint that something new is about to happen with piano, bass, drums with brushes and guitar....
232242
A Night To Make Romance
A cool, romantic Swing track in the style of Moondance by Van Morrison. Perfect for creating a carefree or sophisticated atmosphere in any project this track features electric guitar, organ, upright b...
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A Night To Make Romance
by Stuart Moore
Music ID: 232242
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A cool, romantic Swing track in the style of Moondance by Van Morrison. Perfect for creating a carefree or sophisticated atmosphere in any project this track features electric guitar, organ, upright b...
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