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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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1915
Not Now, Later
Straight ahead jazz tune....
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Not Now, Later
by Gene Shimosato
Music ID: 1915
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08:21
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Straight ahead jazz tune....
3118
Close Enuf 4 Jazz
Sketchy jazz band in a live night club setting...
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Close Enuf 4 Jazz
by H & G Toberman/Kubera
Music ID: 3118
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03:36
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Sketchy jazz band in a live night club setting...
3822
Take 6,7 and 8
Jazz scat vocal song....
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Take 6,7 and 8
by Stephen Bashaw
Music ID: 3822
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02:56
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Jazz scat vocal song....
7101
Sweet Corn
For corporate situations, this Bebop tune with a jazz piano trio explores melodic development over traditional changes, perfect for a background to a corporate presentation. This straight ahead compos...
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Sweet Corn
by Daniel Domanico
Music ID: 7101
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03:39
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For corporate situations, this Bebop tune with a jazz piano trio explores melodic development over traditional changes, perfect for a background to a corporate presentation. This straight ahead compos...
9507
nina knew
up-tempo, bright, happy, up-lifting chart with lush harmonies and a tight knit horn orchestration and excellent solos....
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nina knew
by Rich Pulin
Music ID: 9507
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04:04
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up-tempo, bright, happy, up-lifting chart with lush harmonies and a tight knit horn orchestration and excellent solos....
9510
cold trane
Currently in the top 10 on broadjam!.......ultra contemporary jazz combo chart featuring an incredible piano solo and a rich horn foundation.....
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cold trane
by Rich Pulin
Music ID: 9510
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03:38
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Currently in the top 10 on broadjam!.......ultra contemporary jazz combo chart featuring an incredible piano solo and a rich horn foundation.....
9511
song is hugh
up-tempo happy tune with excellent trumpet and tenor sax solos supported by a rich tight knit jazz horn arrangement.....
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song is hugh
by Rich Pulin
Music ID: 9511
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06:35
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up-tempo happy tune with excellent trumpet and tenor sax solos supported by a rich tight knit jazz horn arrangement.....
9512
the message
zany telephone machine jingle featuring a witty male vocal and an excellent jazz band supporting the accompaniment....
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the message
by Rich Pulin
Music ID: 9512
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00:32
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zany telephone machine jingle featuring a witty male vocal and an excellent jazz band supporting the accompaniment....
9514
brownies blues
energetic bluesy jazz chart featuring a lush and peppy horn feature and excellent jazz solos.....
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brownies blues
by Rich Pulin
Music ID: 9514
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05:44
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energetic bluesy jazz chart featuring a lush and peppy horn feature and excellent jazz solos.....
9515
three for pv
Currently #1 on broadjam jazzz chart!........very uplifting jazz waltz with nice horn lines and excellent solos.....
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three for pv
by Rich Pulin
Music ID: 9515
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04:07
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Currently #1 on broadjam jazzz chart!........very uplifting jazz waltz with nice horn lines and excellent solos.....
9516
professor v
energetic and elegant jazz tune with great solos and great horn backgrounds.....
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professor v
by Rich Pulin
Music ID: 9516
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04:20
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energetic and elegant jazz tune with great solos and great horn backgrounds.....
9518
tazmanian devil
interesting and intricate hip jazz arrangement with excellent solos.....
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tazmanian devil
by Loren Lentz
Music ID: 9518
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06:13
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interesting and intricate hip jazz arrangement with excellent solos.....
9519
november blues
hip minor blues with a very catchy melody, great horn backgrounds and excellent solos...
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november blues
by Loren Lentz
Music ID: 9519
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04:09
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hip minor blues with a very catchy melody, great horn backgrounds and excellent solos...
9521
little blonde
uplifting, hip, jazz tune, with an excellent arrangement and terrific jazz solos.....
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little blonde
by Loren Lentz
Music ID: 9521
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06:46
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uplifting, hip, jazz tune, with an excellent arrangement and terrific jazz solos.....
9522
horace toccata
unique carribean/jazz composition with excellent horn lines and exciting jazz solos.....
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horace toccata
by Phil Kelly
Music ID: 9522
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08:24
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unique carribean/jazz composition with excellent horn lines and exciting jazz solos.....
9604
Scarn
Looking for trouble - Brass, Percussion, strings...
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Scarn
by Victor Spiegel
Music ID: 9604
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03:39
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Looking for trouble - Brass, Percussion, strings...
9661
Her Shuffle
A 12 bar blues in the tradition of the great Jazz Jams of the pass. Jazz Piano feature in a Jazz trio context. Blissful journey to an exciting land. Syncopated drumbeat suggests some instability but t...
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Her Shuffle
by Andrew J Dorsett
Music ID: 9661
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03:34
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A 12 bar blues in the tradition of the great Jazz Jams of the pass. Jazz Piano feature in a Jazz trio context. Blissful journey to an exciting land. Syncopated drumbeat suggests some instability but t...
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...
10920
oh gee
medium tempo jazz...
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oh gee
by Matthew Gee
Music ID: 10920
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03:27
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medium tempo jazz...
10921
nothing but the blues
hip male jazz singer with cool combo...
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nothing but the blues
by Edward Ellington
Music ID: 10921
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03:07
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hip male jazz singer with cool combo...
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