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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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390593
Belgrade (30-secs version)
Mid tempo Hot Club / Gypsy Jazz with an Eastern Europe feel, Could be traditional east europe, Balkan, Greek, Hungarian, etc, Or just a nice old time jazz track,...
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Belgrade (30-secs version)
by Jeremy Sherman
Music ID: 390593
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00:30
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Mid tempo Hot Club / Gypsy Jazz with an Eastern Europe feel, Could be traditional east europe, Balkan, Greek, Hungarian, etc, Or just a nice old time jazz track,...
389091
For A Good Laugh
Quirky little jazzy track with happy-go-lucky full band orchestration. Great for comedy, commercial, and old-time jazz lounge scenes....
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For A Good Laugh
by N C Music
Music ID: 389091
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01:00
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Quirky little jazzy track with happy-go-lucky full band orchestration. Great for comedy, commercial, and old-time jazz lounge scenes....
386954
Playful Jazzy Piano
Rhythmic Jazzy Piano. Traditional jazz, old jazz, swinging piano. This music is graceful and bouncy with improvised piano melodies...
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Playful Jazzy Piano
by Manuel Ochoa
Music ID: 386954
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02:20
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Rhythmic Jazzy Piano. Traditional jazz, old jazz, swinging piano. This music is graceful and bouncy with improvised piano melodies...
386951
Old Piano Melodies
Old school piano music, jazzy and playful. This music is graceful and rhythmic with cool piano melodies. Traditional jazz music track with conclusive ending...
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Old Piano Melodies
by Manuel Ochoa
Music ID: 386951
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01:46
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Old school piano music, jazzy and playful. This music is graceful and rhythmic with cool piano melodies. Traditional jazz music track with conclusive ending...
382253
Strollin'
An up tempo bistro jazz tune arranged for ukelele and acoustic guitars. Upbeat and carefree. Suitable for ads, cookery and comedy. Available as a dry acoustic edit. ...
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Strollin'
by Eric Bode
Music ID: 382253
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01:10
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An up tempo bistro jazz tune arranged for ukelele and acoustic guitars. Upbeat and carefree. Suitable for ads, cookery and comedy. Available as a dry acoustic edit. ...
379073
Stepping Over
great straight ahead jazz quintet piece. Upbeat, lively, intense and cool all at once. 50's 60's style....
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Stepping Over
by Lawrence Nachsin
Music ID: 379073
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03:28
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great straight ahead jazz quintet piece. Upbeat, lively, intense and cool all at once. 50's 60's style....
376747
Easy Breezy
Happy, bouncy and energetic bebop style track. A simple glockenspiel melody tinkles on top of a jazzy drum beat - with a ukulele strum, stand up bass and hand claps pointing out the rhythm. Great back...
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Easy Breezy
by Priscila Najar
Music ID: 376747
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01:29
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Happy, bouncy and energetic bebop style track. A simple glockenspiel melody tinkles on top of a jazzy drum beat - with a ukulele strum, stand up bass and hand claps pointing out the rhythm. Great back...
376349
Walking Around
Jazzy piano music with traditonal and old mood. Medium tempo, playful and positive...
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Walking Around
by Manuel Ochoa
Music ID: 376349
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02:13
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Jazzy piano music with traditonal and old mood. Medium tempo, playful and positive...
376343
Fast Jazzy Piano II
Medium tempo jazzy piano track. Happy and cool this music will be great for positive background music....
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Fast Jazzy Piano II
by Manuel Ochoa
Music ID: 376343
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02:11
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Medium tempo jazzy piano track. Happy and cool this music will be great for positive background music....
373255
Follow That Camel
Groovy, retro Jazz waltz with an exotic, eastern style melody. Fun and swinging with energy and dynamics featuring clarinet, trumpet, flute, piano, bass and drums....
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Follow That Camel
by Stuart Moore
Music ID: 373255
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03:58
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Groovy, retro Jazz waltz with an exotic, eastern style melody. Fun and swinging with energy and dynamics featuring clarinet, trumpet, flute, piano, bass and drums....
372910
FatherTime
Straight ahead jazz with a 50's feeling. Hip, cool and vibe-y, man. Sax, trumpet and jazz trio fill the club with a retro live sound that cool cats love....
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FatherTime
by Lawrence Nachsin
Music ID: 372910
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03:24
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Straight ahead jazz with a 50's feeling. Hip, cool and vibe-y, man. Sax, trumpet and jazz trio fill the club with a retro live sound that cool cats love....
366469
Thinking Blue
Fast jazzy music, very happy with a positive vibration. Swinging, groovy, cool smooth jazz track. Will fit for ambient, background music...
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Thinking Blue
by Manuel Ochoa
Music ID: 366469
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02:39
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Fast jazzy music, very happy with a positive vibration. Swinging, groovy, cool smooth jazz track. Will fit for ambient, background music...
366468
Thinking Blue (60sec)
Fast jazzy music, very happy with a positive vibration. Swinging, groovy, cool smooth jazz track. Will fit for ambient, background music...
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Thinking Blue (60sec)
by Manuel Ochoa
Music ID: 366468
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00:59
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Fast jazzy music, very happy with a positive vibration. Swinging, groovy, cool smooth jazz track. Will fit for ambient, background music...
366467
Thinking Blue (30sec)
Fast jazzy music, very happy with a positive vibration. Swinging, groovy, cool smooth jazz track. Will fit for ambient, background music...
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Thinking Blue (30sec)
by Manuel Ochoa
Music ID: 366467
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00:30
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Fast jazzy music, very happy with a positive vibration. Swinging, groovy, cool smooth jazz track. Will fit for ambient, background music...
366461
Swinging Fast
Fast jazz music recorded on Piano and upright bass. Swinging, rhythmic and bouncy. Improvised, fresh acoustic music track...
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Swinging Fast
by Manuel Ochoa
Music ID: 366461
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02:02
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Fast jazz music recorded on Piano and upright bass. Swinging, rhythmic and bouncy. Improvised, fresh acoustic music track...
366396
Happy Piano Duo (60sec)
Happy piano music, swinging and joyful. This music will be great for positive projects. Easy listening, acoustic, instrumental, jazzy and light...
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Happy Piano Duo (60sec)
by Manuel Ochoa
Music ID: 366396
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00:59
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Happy piano music, swinging and joyful. This music will be great for positive projects. Easy listening, acoustic, instrumental, jazzy and light...
364951
My Sweetie Pie (60-secs version)
Old-time jazz / Retro jazz with a ragtime / Dixieland feel, Period 1900-1950, Good for spoofs, retro productions, silent film, slapstick comedy, historical documentaries and more, Banjo, piano, tuba, ...
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My Sweetie Pie (60-secs version)
by William Naughton
Music ID: 364951
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01:00
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Old-time jazz / Retro jazz with a ragtime / Dixieland feel, Period 1900-1950, Good for spoofs, retro productions, silent film, slapstick comedy, historical documentaries and more, Banjo, piano, tuba, ...
357664
Jazz under the Stars
Calm, relaxing music symbolizing joy and peace. Will fit perfectly with the video, in which there is a good mood Good luck to you in promoting your products and services! ...
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Jazz under the Stars
by Vyacheslav Kochergin
Music ID: 357664
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02:31
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Calm, relaxing music symbolizing joy and peace. Will fit perfectly with the video, in which there is a good mood Good luck to you in promoting your products and services! ...
357659
Jazz under the Stars
Calm, relaxing music symbolizing joy and peace. Will fit perfectly with the video, in which there is a good mood Good luck to you in promoting your products and services!...
Commercial Price: $100.00

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Jazz under the Stars
by Vyacheslav Kochergin
Music ID: 357659
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02:31
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Calm, relaxing music symbolizing joy and peace. Will fit perfectly with the video, in which there is a good mood Good luck to you in promoting your products and services!...
349104
Fast Train 2
This is a fast piano jazz swing bebop blues.Starts straight then into swing.Plenty of piano.Ideal for pub,bar,lounge,club jitterbug cues....
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Fast Train 2
by John Wayre
Music ID: 349104
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02:06
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This is a fast piano jazz swing bebop blues.Starts straight then into swing.Plenty of piano.Ideal for pub,bar,lounge,club jitterbug cues....
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