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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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Waitin' for the Limo (uptempo jazz quintet)
A snappy uptempo bebop blues with a unison tenor sax and trumpet lead. Jazz club atmosphere with a burning round of short solos. Jumping, jiving, hard-driving uptempo swing a la Charlie Parker, Dizzy ...
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Waitin' for the Limo (uptempo jazz quintet)
by Steve Rice
Music ID: 313232
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02:13
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A snappy uptempo bebop blues with a unison tenor sax and trumpet lead. Jazz club atmosphere with a burning round of short solos. Jumping, jiving, hard-driving uptempo swing a la Charlie Parker, Dizzy ...
426754
Two Guitar Swing (60 sec)
Two guitars intertwined in a lively melody and swinging rhythm for a hip and stylish jazz guitar tone. This provides a sonic imagery of hipsters hanging out at a swanky lounge for cocktail hour enjoy...
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Two Guitar Swing (60 sec)
by Michael Norman
Music ID: 426754
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00:59
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Two guitars intertwined in a lively melody and swinging rhythm for a hip and stylish jazz guitar tone. This provides a sonic imagery of hipsters hanging out at a swanky lounge for cocktail hour enjoy...
426751
Two Guitar Swing (15 sec)
Two guitars intertwined in a lively melody and swinging rhythm for a hip and stylish jazz guitar tone. This provides a sonic imagery of hipsters hanging out at a swanky lounge for cocktail hour enjoy...
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Two Guitar Swing (15 sec)
by Michael Norman
Music ID: 426751
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00:14
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Two guitars intertwined in a lively melody and swinging rhythm for a hip and stylish jazz guitar tone. This provides a sonic imagery of hipsters hanging out at a swanky lounge for cocktail hour enjoy...
421602
Mr Chaplin
Old piano music, great for vintage, comedy, traditional situations. Jazzy solo piano music, happy and positive...
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Mr Chaplin
by Manuel Ochoa
Music ID: 421602
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02:04
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Old piano music, great for vintage, comedy, traditional situations. Jazzy solo piano music, happy and positive...
420498
Gangster's Love
brass, horns, electric organ, electric piano piano drums acoustic guitar double bass saxophone trumpet bright big film score movie game 1910s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s...
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Gangster's Love
by Arthur Varkvasov
Music ID: 420498
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00:52
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brass, horns, electric organ, electric piano piano drums acoustic guitar double bass saxophone trumpet bright big film score movie game 1910s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s...
414134
Hangin' at the Shadow
A fun, quirky, uptempo swinging blues with high energy improvised solos from guitar and piano. In the modern jazz style of Branford Marsalis, George Benson, Mulgrew Miller, Pat Metheny and Kenny Garr...
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Hangin' at the Shadow
by Andy Bianco
Music ID: 414134
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01:45
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A fun, quirky, uptempo swinging blues with high energy improvised solos from guitar and piano. In the modern jazz style of Branford Marsalis, George Benson, Mulgrew Miller, Pat Metheny and Kenny Garr...
412096
Blues by Eleven
A gently swinging medium tempo blues with a joyful melody and an 11 bar form. Reminiscent of Thelonious Monk, Andrew Hill, Joe Henderson, and classic Blue Note artists. Featuring solos from guitar, ...
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Blues by Eleven
by Andy Bianco
Music ID: 412096
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04:25
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A gently swinging medium tempo blues with a joyful melody and an 11 bar form. Reminiscent of Thelonious Monk, Andrew Hill, Joe Henderson, and classic Blue Note artists. Featuring solos from guitar, ...
411374
Cheek and Cheek
Funny and bouncy piano music. This jazzy music track will fit well in comedy and children projects. Jazz piano music, great for ambient situations too...
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Cheek and Cheek
by Manuel Ochoa
Music ID: 411374
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02:27
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Funny and bouncy piano music. This jazzy music track will fit well in comedy and children projects. Jazz piano music, great for ambient situations too...
409108
Jazz Life
Swinging music track recorded with piano and upright bass. Walking bass and improvised piano melodies. Cool, smooth, chilled...
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Jazz Life
by Manuel Ochoa
Music ID: 409108
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02:06
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Swinging music track recorded with piano and upright bass. Walking bass and improvised piano melodies. Cool, smooth, chilled...
405350
Beginner’s Luck
All the rage! This trendy jazz underscore will be played at the in vogue club or debut the newest hip TV drama. It’s a great theme song. This song transcends all generations. Everyone will enjoy th...
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Beginner’s Luck
by Tim Brown
Music ID: 405350
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02:24
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All the rage! This trendy jazz underscore will be played at the in vogue club or debut the newest hip TV drama. It’s a great theme song. This song transcends all generations. Everyone will enjoy th...
405326
BeBopBop (underscore)
Retro acoustic jazz with vintage piano, drums from 1940 and groovy upright bass trio. 30 seconds spot for TV commercial, advertising, promo, corporate video or multimedia project that requires classic...
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BeBopBop (underscore)
by Stern Muzik
Music ID: 405326
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00:39
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Retro acoustic jazz with vintage piano, drums from 1940 and groovy upright bass trio. 30 seconds spot for TV commercial, advertising, promo, corporate video or multimedia project that requires classic...
400890
Two Guitar Swing
Very happy feeling; two guitars intertwined in melody and rhythm for a hip style of swinging jazz tone....
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Two Guitar Swing
by Michael Norman
Music ID: 400890
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01:48
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Very happy feeling; two guitars intertwined in melody and rhythm for a hip style of swinging jazz tone....
399448
Blue Swing
Contemporary, small group jazz combo....
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Blue Swing
by Jeremy Sherman
Music ID: 399448
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03:02
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Contemporary, small group jazz combo....
399429
Blue Swing (Underscore version)
Contemporary, small group jazz combo....
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Blue Swing (Underscore version)
by Jeremy Sherman
Music ID: 399429
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03:02
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Contemporary, small group jazz combo....
399411
Blue Swing (60-secs version)
Contemporary, small group jazz combo....
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Blue Swing (60-secs version)
by Jeremy Sherman
Music ID: 399411
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01:00
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Contemporary, small group jazz combo....
399405
Blue Swing (30-secs version)
Contemporary, small group jazz combo....
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Blue Swing (30-secs version)
by Jeremy Sherman
Music ID: 399405
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00:30
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Contemporary, small group jazz combo....
397958
We Got a Good Thing Going
Feelgood jazz, Traditional jazz sound with piano, brush drums, upright bass and occasional saxophone solos, Slow- to medium tempo swing rhythm, A bit playful and light hearted, Easy-going but also a b...
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We Got a Good Thing Going
by William Naughton
Music ID: 397958
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02:41
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Feelgood jazz, Traditional jazz sound with piano, brush drums, upright bass and occasional saxophone solos, Slow- to medium tempo swing rhythm, A bit playful and light hearted, Easy-going but also a b...
397957
We Got a Good Thing Going (60-secs version)
Feelgood jazz, Traditional jazz sound with piano, brush drums, upright bass and occasional saxophone solos, Slow- to medium tempo swing rhythm, A bit playful and light hearted, Easy-going but also a b...
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We Got a Good Thing Going (60-secs version)
by William Naughton
Music ID: 397957
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01:00
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Feelgood jazz, Traditional jazz sound with piano, brush drums, upright bass and occasional saxophone solos, Slow- to medium tempo swing rhythm, A bit playful and light hearted, Easy-going but also a b...
397956
We Got a Good Thing Going (30-secs version)
Feelgood jazz, Traditional jazz sound with piano, brush drums, upright bass and occasional saxophone solos, Slow- to medium tempo swing rhythm, A bit playful and light hearted, Easy-going but also a b...
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We Got a Good Thing Going (30-secs version)
by William Naughton
Music ID: 397956
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00:30
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Feelgood jazz, Traditional jazz sound with piano, brush drums, upright bass and occasional saxophone solos, Slow- to medium tempo swing rhythm, A bit playful and light hearted, Easy-going but also a b...
397951
That Thing Called Zing
Piano- and strings based track thats hard to categorize, It blends elements of pop / contemporary with classical music and new age, A feeling of amazement and energy, but with a classical / organic so...
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That Thing Called Zing
by William Naughton
Music ID: 397951
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02:32
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Piano- and strings based track thats hard to categorize, It blends elements of pop / contemporary with classical music and new age, A feeling of amazement and energy, but with a classical / organic so...
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