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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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306606
Near New Orleans
Jazzy piano track. Fresh improvised melodies in a rhythm changes form. Traditional, solo piano, jazz music...
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Near New Orleans
by Manuel Ochoa
Music ID: 306606
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03:42
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Jazzy piano track. Fresh improvised melodies in a rhythm changes form. Traditional, solo piano, jazz music...
306614
Traveling
Energetic instrumental music track recorded with a jazz quintet featuring trumpet, sax, piano, double bass and drums. Latin in some parts and swing in others this music is powerful, fast and motivatio...
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Traveling
by Manuel Ochoa
Music ID: 306614
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07:15
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Energetic instrumental music track recorded with a jazz quintet featuring trumpet, sax, piano, double bass and drums. Latin in some parts and swing in others this music is powerful, fast and motivatio...
308690
Jazz Guitar Swing
Up tempo swing blues scheme, played on jazz guitar and piano, accompanied by drums and acoustic bass. Cheerful, light and optimistic tune....
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Jazz Guitar Swing
by Laurent Bruning
Music ID: 308690
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01:58
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Up tempo swing blues scheme, played on jazz guitar and piano, accompanied by drums and acoustic bass. Cheerful, light and optimistic tune....
309161
Touch and Go
Medium tempo old time solo stride piano with a ragtime feel. ...
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Touch and Go
by Joey Hodge
Music ID: 309161
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00:41
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Medium tempo old time solo stride piano with a ragtime feel. ...
309730
Bakers Dozen
Classic old school swing influenced by the likes of Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Upbeat, good times, cool and classy Jazz from a golden era....
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Bakers Dozen
by Stuart Moore
Music ID: 309730
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02:50
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Classic old school swing influenced by the likes of Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Upbeat, good times, cool and classy Jazz from a golden era....
313099
Daylight Station --Loop B
Timeless feelgood, funny, vintage space-jazz. Traditional retro walking acoustic bass, groovy drums, rhodes and synths chords with vintage sci-fi fx. ...
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Daylight Station --Loop B
by Krzysztof Horn
Music ID: 313099
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00:42
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Timeless feelgood, funny, vintage space-jazz. Traditional retro walking acoustic bass, groovy drums, rhodes and synths chords with vintage sci-fi fx. ...
313102
Daylight Station --30s version
Timeless feelgood, funny, vintage space-jazz. Traditional retro walking acoustic bass, groovy drums, rhodes and synths chords with vintage sci-fi fx. ...
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Daylight Station --30s version
by Krzysztof Horn
Music ID: 313102
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00:32
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Timeless feelgood, funny, vintage space-jazz. Traditional retro walking acoustic bass, groovy drums, rhodes and synths chords with vintage sci-fi fx. ...
313103
Daylight Station --60s version
Timeless feelgood, funny, vintage space-jazz. Traditional retro walking acoustic bass, groovy drums, rhodes and synths chords with vintage sci-fi fx. ...
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Daylight Station --60s version
by Krzysztof Horn
Music ID: 313103
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01:04
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Timeless feelgood, funny, vintage space-jazz. Traditional retro walking acoustic bass, groovy drums, rhodes and synths chords with vintage sci-fi fx. ...
313104
Daylight Station --full version
Timeless feelgood, funny, vintage space-jazz. Traditional retro walking acoustic bass, groovy drums, rhodes and synths chords with vintage sci-fi fx. ...
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Daylight Station --full version
by Krzysztof Horn
Music ID: 313104
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03:49
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Timeless feelgood, funny, vintage space-jazz. Traditional retro walking acoustic bass, groovy drums, rhodes and synths chords with vintage sci-fi fx. ...
313105
Daylight Station --Loop A
Timeless feelgood, funny, vintage space-jazz. Traditional retro walking acoustic bass, groovy drums, rhodes and synths chords with vintage sci-fi fx. ...
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Daylight Station --Loop A
by Krzysztof Horn
Music ID: 313105
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00:42
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Timeless feelgood, funny, vintage space-jazz. Traditional retro walking acoustic bass, groovy drums, rhodes and synths chords with vintage sci-fi fx. ...
313149
Love In An Elevator
Retro Jazz with live instruments and vintage style production. Light, soft and romantic with hammond organ, guitar, flute and drums. Perfect for happy-go-lucky times in the swinging sixties, innocenc...
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Love In An Elevator
by Stuart Moore
Music ID: 313149
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02:14
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Retro Jazz with live instruments and vintage style production. Light, soft and romantic with hammond organ, guitar, flute and drums. Perfect for happy-go-lucky times in the swinging sixties, innocenc...
313232
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 ...
313242
Bass On Top -Jazz Piano Trio
Elegant jazz piano trio playing easy mid-tempo swing. This is a Ray Brown style acoustic bass feature. Great source music for a jazz club. Jazz atmosphere, romance, candlelight. Real piano, upright ba...
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Bass On Top -Jazz Piano Trio
by Steve Rice
Music ID: 313242
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03:20
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Elegant jazz piano trio playing easy mid-tempo swing. This is a Ray Brown style acoustic bass feature. Great source music for a jazz club. Jazz atmosphere, romance, candlelight. Real piano, upright ba...
313323
Burnin' Up The Bandstand (jazz / bebop quintet)
A snappy Blue-note style hard-bop theme/ fanfare recalling Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers or Lee Morgan. This is the full 3 chorus version with a great tenor sax solo on the 2nd chorus and a piano...
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Burnin' Up The Bandstand (jazz / bebop quintet)
by Steve Rice
Music ID: 313323
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02:36
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A snappy Blue-note style hard-bop theme/ fanfare recalling Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers or Lee Morgan. This is the full 3 chorus version with a great tenor sax solo on the 2nd chorus and a piano...
316291
Suicide In Bb (chamber detective jazz)
Here's a hip, angular modern jazz composition featuring vibes and dissonant bebop horns. Urban attention deficit atmosphere. At 1:12 the track moves into a slower more mysterious middle section with "...
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Suicide In Bb (chamber detective jazz)
by Daniel Barry
Music ID: 316291
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05:50
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Here's a hip, angular modern jazz composition featuring vibes and dissonant bebop horns. Urban attention deficit atmosphere. At 1:12 the track moves into a slower more mysterious middle section with "...
317912
2nd Chance (bebop jazz quintet)
A catchy uptempo bebop head with Trumpet and Tenor sax lead. Evokes John Coltrane's "Moments Notice" or Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Great for a nightclub scene. Sophisticated source music. Per...
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2nd Chance (bebop jazz quintet)
by Steve Rice
Music ID: 317912
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01:04
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A catchy uptempo bebop head with Trumpet and Tenor sax lead. Evokes John Coltrane's "Moments Notice" or Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Great for a nightclub scene. Sophisticated source music. Per...
317913
At Front and Center - bebop quintet
Here's a classic 2 horn frontline performing an original jazz / modal / hard bop /post bop composition. Trumpet and Tenor sax lead. Catchy and swinging with a progressive, crisp jazz club feel and ene...
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At Front and Center - bebop quintet
by Steve Rice
Music ID: 317913
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02:40
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Here's a classic 2 horn frontline performing an original jazz / modal / hard bop /post bop composition. Trumpet and Tenor sax lead. Catchy and swinging with a progressive, crisp jazz club feel and ene...
317914
At Front and Center - 30sec
Here's a classic 2 horn frontline performing an original jazz / modal / hard bop /post bop composition. Trumpet and Tenor sax lead. Catchy and swinging with a progressive, crisp jazz club feel and ene...
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At Front and Center - 30sec
by Steve Rice
Music ID: 317914
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00:27
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Here's a classic 2 horn frontline performing an original jazz / modal / hard bop /post bop composition. Trumpet and Tenor sax lead. Catchy and swinging with a progressive, crisp jazz club feel and ene...
317915
Bossa At The Blue Note (mellow jazz muzak)
A classic Jazz club bossa nova with flugelhorn and tenor sax lead. A lush, beautiful 2 horn melody. Light, sweet, sophisticated and colorful. A great choice for a project needing of jazz atmosphere, n...
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Bossa At The Blue Note (mellow jazz muzak)
by Steve Rice
Music ID: 317915
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04:29
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A classic Jazz club bossa nova with flugelhorn and tenor sax lead. A lush, beautiful 2 horn melody. Light, sweet, sophisticated and colorful. A great choice for a project needing of jazz atmosphere, n...
317916
Elusive Paradise - jazz saxophone ballad
A pretty, lyrical jazz ballad in an intimate trio setting: Tenor Sax, Piano and Upright Bass. Great romantic harmonies, smokey sax sound, sparkling piano solo, this would be perfect background music f...
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Elusive Paradise - jazz saxophone ballad
by Steve Rice
Music ID: 317916
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02:35
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A pretty, lyrical jazz ballad in an intimate trio setting: Tenor Sax, Piano and Upright Bass. Great romantic harmonies, smokey sax sound, sparkling piano solo, this would be perfect background music f...
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