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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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29016
Sleepy Mood
Clarinet lead swing piece features all real instruments.Mellow and relaxing this track would be great for a variety of nostalgia styled media....
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Sleepy Mood
by Mark Allaway
Music ID: 29016
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02:34
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Clarinet lead swing piece features all real instruments.Mellow and relaxing this track would be great for a variety of nostalgia styled media....
29015
Swing to Me
Swing track featuring all real instruments.Clarinet,guitar,bass and drums perform this bright and happy track to perfection....
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Swing to Me
by Mark Allaway
Music ID: 29015
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02:19
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Swing track featuring all real instruments.Clarinet,guitar,bass and drums perform this bright and happy track to perfection....
28953
Baggys Blues
Swinging jazz track featuring all real instruments.Clarinet,guitar,bass and drums create mainstream jazz track of high quality....
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Baggys Blues
by Mark Allaway
Music ID: 28953
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03:03
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Swinging jazz track featuring all real instruments.Clarinet,guitar,bass and drums create mainstream jazz track of high quality....
28312
Razzle Dazzle
A guitar trio playing a very fast swing tune. A little showy, as if part of a Vegas act, though I don't know what the showgirls do during the a drum solo....
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Razzle Dazzle
by Studio Cutz
Music ID: 28312
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03:17
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A guitar trio playing a very fast swing tune. A little showy, as if part of a Vegas act, though I don't know what the showgirls do during the a drum solo....
27987
Carry On
A quirky, cheerful jazz trio of piano, bass, and drums, sounding similar to Dave Brubeck....
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Carry On
by Studio Cutz
Music ID: 27987
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02:49
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A quirky, cheerful jazz trio of piano, bass, and drums, sounding similar to Dave Brubeck....
27467
BE-BOP 3:35
Fast: A virtuoso performance by this brilliant jazz quartet. Intelligent and stunning melodic lines flawlessly executed at a break-neck pace....
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BE-BOP 3:35
by Jack Waldenmaier
Music ID: 27467
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03:39
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Fast: A virtuoso performance by this brilliant jazz quartet. Intelligent and stunning melodic lines flawlessly executed at a break-neck pace....
27416
COSMOPOLITAN 4:24
Up-Tempo: An easy swing of straight-ahead jazz. A cool flute and a piano-bar trio make a perfect combination for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres....
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COSMOPOLITAN 4:24
by Jack Waldenmaier
Music ID: 27416
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04:30
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Up-Tempo: An easy swing of straight-ahead jazz. A cool flute and a piano-bar trio make a perfect combination for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres....
26838
SKANK IT 3:06
Up-Tempo: An awesome urban vibe constructed from smug, sassy guitar licks and self-possessed, hard-driving bass lines....
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SKANK IT 3:06
by Jack Waldenmaier
Music ID: 26838
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03:07
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Up-Tempo: An awesome urban vibe constructed from smug, sassy guitar licks and self-possessed, hard-driving bass lines....
25538
Oscar Ray
jazz funk with a new orleans style piano, professor longhair style. funky keys in the b-section. nice, groovy background track that could go alomg with almost anything....
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Oscar Ray
by Seth Timbs
Music ID: 25538
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01:29
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jazz funk with a new orleans style piano, professor longhair style. funky keys in the b-section. nice, groovy background track that could go alomg with almost anything....
25237
Boulangerie (Underscore version)
Happy, uptempo "Hot Club of France" type jazz, performed on acoustic guitars. ("Boulangerie" is French and means Bakery). ...
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Boulangerie (Underscore version)
by Jeremy Sherman
Music ID: 25237
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01:33
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Happy, uptempo "Hot Club of France" type jazz, performed on acoustic guitars. ("Boulangerie" is French and means Bakery). ...
25235
Tabac (Underscore version)
Happy, uptempo "Hot Club of France" type jazz / country crossover. ...
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Tabac (Underscore version)
by Jeremy Sherman
Music ID: 25235
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01:55
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Happy, uptempo "Hot Club of France" type jazz / country crossover. ...
24909
Wine & Dine
Lively swing jazz track with a Hot Club de Paris feel.Features superb acoustic guitar playing.Suitable for travel,lifestyle and documentary media....
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Wine & Dine
by Mark Allaway
Music ID: 24909
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02:58
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Lively swing jazz track with a Hot Club de Paris feel.Features superb acoustic guitar playing.Suitable for travel,lifestyle and documentary media....
24908
I Told You
Guitar led track supported by clarinet,bass and drums.All real instruments on this laid back mellow track suitable for documentary or drama underscore....
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I Told You
by Mark Allaway
Music ID: 24908
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03:34
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Guitar led track supported by clarinet,bass and drums.All real instruments on this laid back mellow track suitable for documentary or drama underscore....
24907
It's An Easy Life
Mellow swing track featuring all real instruments.Clarinet and guitar with bass and drums create relaxed enviroment.Suitable for travel and lifestyle media....
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It's An Easy Life
by Mark Allaway
Music ID: 24907
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02:34
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Mellow swing track featuring all real instruments.Clarinet and guitar with bass and drums create relaxed enviroment.Suitable for travel and lifestyle media....
24876
Come Swing With Me
Melodic swing tune with great guitar and clarinet solos.All real instruments on this track.Suitable for travel,documentary programmes....
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Come Swing With Me
by Mark Allaway
Music ID: 24876
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03:43
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Melodic swing tune with great guitar and clarinet solos.All real instruments on this track.Suitable for travel,documentary programmes....
24875
Big Boy Blues
Feel good swing jazz with real clarinet,guitar,bass and drums.Great for lifestyle programming and TV/Film underscore....
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Big Boy Blues
by Mark Allaway
Music ID: 24875
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03:01
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Feel good swing jazz with real clarinet,guitar,bass and drums.Great for lifestyle programming and TV/Film underscore....
22314
Hurry Back to Hometown
Mainstream jazz recorded with all real instruments.Clarinet and guitar are featured on this mellow easy going track....
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Hurry Back to Hometown
by Mark Allaway
Music ID: 22314
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02:07
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Mainstream jazz recorded with all real instruments.Clarinet and guitar are featured on this mellow easy going track....
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....
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....
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....
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