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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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12163
Django Swing
A Classic 1950s Bebop melody with A django style solo guitar, Sax and light percussion....
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Django Swing
by Dan Foster
Music ID: 12163
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A Classic 1950s Bebop melody with A django style solo guitar, Sax and light percussion....
12175
Take Five more
Swing jazz piece marked by guitar, solo sax, brass section and light percussion, Very original ! Django Reinhardt meets Dave Brubek....
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Take Five more
by Dan Foster
Music ID: 12175
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01:39
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Swing jazz piece marked by guitar, solo sax, brass section and light percussion, Very original ! Django Reinhardt meets Dave Brubek....
12553
Lounge Lizard 30
Relaxed jazz trio featuring piano. Very smooth and cool. 30 second cut....
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Lounge Lizard 30
by Vincent Varco
Music ID: 12553
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00:30
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Relaxed jazz trio featuring piano. Very smooth and cool. 30 second cut....
12554
Lounge Lizard Loop Alt 1
Relaxed jazz trio featuring piano. Very smooth and cool. Loopable cut featuring walking bass....
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Lounge Lizard Loop Alt 1
by Vincent Varco
Music ID: 12554
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Relaxed jazz trio featuring piano. Very smooth and cool. Loopable cut featuring walking bass....
12555
Lounge Lizard Loop
Relaxed jazz trio featuring piano. Very smooth and cool. Loopable cut....
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Lounge Lizard Loop
by Vincent Varco
Music ID: 12555
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00:15
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Relaxed jazz trio featuring piano. Very smooth and cool. Loopable cut....
12556
Lounge Lizard LP
Relaxed jazz trio featuring piano. Very smooth and cool....
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Lounge Lizard LP
by Vincent Varco
Music ID: 12556
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Relaxed jazz trio featuring piano. Very smooth and cool....
12557
Lounge Lizard Tag
Relaxed jazz trio featuring piano. Very smooth and cool. 8 second tag....
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Lounge Lizard Tag
by Vincent Varco
Music ID: 12557
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00:08
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Relaxed jazz trio featuring piano. Very smooth and cool. 8 second tag....
14517
Easy Oliver
Animated uptempo be-bop tune with jazz trio and a hot Latin percussion section......
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Easy Oliver
by Lee Fitzsimmons
Music ID: 14517
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Animated uptempo be-bop tune with jazz trio and a hot Latin percussion section......
14698
Lazy Life
Relaxing real soprano saxophone led track....
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Lazy Life
by Mark Allaway
Music ID: 14698
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02:02
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Relaxing real soprano saxophone led track....
14806
The Balloon Song
Straight ahead bop tune with sax, flute, and a rich baritone vocal......
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The Balloon Song
by Lee Fitzsimmons
Music ID: 14806
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02:14
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Straight ahead bop tune with sax, flute, and a rich baritone vocal......
15173
Paper Lanterns
A gentle and soft ballad performed by an acoustic jazz quartet. Soulful saxophone begins playing the theme in the second stanza....
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Paper Lanterns
by Lee Fitzsimmons
Music ID: 15173
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01:50
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A gentle and soft ballad performed by an acoustic jazz quartet. Soulful saxophone begins playing the theme in the second stanza....
15237
Pianosop Blues
Soprano saxophone and piano featured in cheeky blues.Jazzy fun track that will enhance comedy,animation or childrens media....
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Pianosop Blues
by Mark Allaway
Music ID: 15237
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Soprano saxophone and piano featured in cheeky blues.Jazzy fun track that will enhance comedy,animation or childrens media....
15991
Sunshine Hour
Feelgood jazz track with real alto saxophone....
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Sunshine Hour
by Mark Allaway
Music ID: 15991
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03:17
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Feelgood jazz track with real alto saxophone....
16894
Free 2 Fast
Modern tune with Gene Ess - gtr, Donny McCaslin - sax, Harvie S - bass, and Gene Jackson - drums....
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Free 2 Fast
by Gene Ess
Music ID: 16894
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11:43
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Modern tune with Gene Ess - gtr, Donny McCaslin - sax, Harvie S - bass, and Gene Jackson - drums....
18553
Minor Improv
Straight ahead jazz guitar improvisational soloing with bass and drums rhythm section. Nice warm jazz guitar sound....
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Minor Improv
by Erik Haddad
Music ID: 18553
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00:52
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Straight ahead jazz guitar improvisational soloing with bass and drums rhythm section. Nice warm jazz guitar sound....
18753
Swing Thing
A unique jazz swing/bebop instrumental featuring an electric jazz guitar and vibraphones playing a catchy melody. Very easily loopable. Fun and bouncy....
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Swing Thing
by Erik Haddad
Music ID: 18753
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A unique jazz swing/bebop instrumental featuring an electric jazz guitar and vibraphones playing a catchy melody. Very easily loopable. Fun and bouncy....
20075
Heading Home to Harlem
Lovely melodic jazz track featuring real guitar and clarinet.Perfect for lifestyle programming....
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Heading Home to Harlem
by Mark Allaway
Music ID: 20075
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02:54
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Lovely melodic jazz track featuring real guitar and clarinet.Perfect for lifestyle programming....
20269
Delightful Tragedy
Two acoustic guitars playing some old school hot club of France style jazz. Very catchy melody and great improvising. Fun and full of life....
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Delightful Tragedy
by Erik Haddad
Music ID: 20269
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02:54
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Two acoustic guitars playing some old school hot club of France style jazz. Very catchy melody and great improvising. Fun and full of life....
21399
Ragtime Man
Lively mainstream jazz featuring all real instruments.Great track for comedy programmes....
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Ragtime Man
by Mark Allaway
Music ID: 21399
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03:03
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Lively mainstream jazz featuring all real instruments.Great track for comedy programmes....
21402
Chasin Mary
Mellow jazz swing featuring real guitar and clarinet.Suitable for travel and lifestyle programming....
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Chasin Mary
by Mark Allaway
Music ID: 21402
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02:31
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Mellow jazz swing featuring real guitar and clarinet.Suitable for travel and lifestyle programming....
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