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In the late 1940's and 1950's cool jazz evolved directly from bop. Essentially it was a mixture of bop with certain aspects of swing that had been overlooked or temporarily discarded. Dissonances were smoothed out, tones were softened, arrangements became important again and the rhythm section's accents were less jarring. Because some of the key pacesetters of the style (many of whom were studio musicians) were centered in Los Angeles, it was nicknamed "West Coast Jazz." Some of the recordings were experimental in nature (hinting at classical music) while some overarranged sessions were bland but in general this was a viable and popular style. By the late 1950's hard bop from the East Coast had succeeded cool jazz although many of the style's top players had long and productive careers. Among the many top artists who were important in the development of Cool Jazz were Lester Young, Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Shorty Rogers and Howard Rumsey (leader of the Lighthouse All-Stars). 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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JAZZIE
Night Club Jazz Quartet. Cool drinking Ambient. - Sanset Music / enhance your images -...
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JAZZIE
by Alvaro Nobili
Music ID: 29025
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00:46
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28859
Nob Hill Stroll
Mellow jazz piece featuring harmonized trombones and rhythm section evokes a cool relaxed mood...
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Nob Hill Stroll
by Christopher Rinaman
Music ID: 28859
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Mellow jazz piece featuring harmonized trombones and rhythm section evokes a cool relaxed mood...
27954
Attaboy (ident)
A short, laid-back, jazzy guitar riff. Good for a bridge between scenes. It's a clean electric guitar, a Wes Montgomery sort of sound....
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Attaboy (ident)
by Studio Cutz
Music ID: 27954
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A short, laid-back, jazzy guitar riff. Good for a bridge between scenes. It's a clean electric guitar, a Wes Montgomery sort of sound....
27951
Astral Search
Mellow jazz guitar and hand percussion (congas and cabasa) create an intimate, still atmosphere....
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Astral Search
by Studio Cutz
Music ID: 27951
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03:46
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Mellow jazz guitar and hand percussion (congas and cabasa) create an intimate, still atmosphere....
27660
SAX RIFFS 1:50
Flexible Tempo: Bluesy and improvisational saxophone solo. A cool and mellow backdrop for a lonely urban night....
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SAX RIFFS 1:50
by Jack Waldenmaier
Music ID: 27660
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Flexible Tempo: Bluesy and improvisational saxophone solo. A cool and mellow backdrop for a lonely urban night....
27648
JAZZ 3:40
Moderate: A blues guitar mingling with a cool groove, interspersed with tasty vibraphone and jazz-flute solos....
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JAZZ 3:40
by Jack Waldenmaier
Music ID: 27648
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03:46
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Moderate: A blues guitar mingling with a cool groove, interspersed with tasty vibraphone and jazz-flute solos....
27619
Jazzy Chill (Flute version)
A swaggering, cavalier piece of jazzy lounge chillout music. It's got a certain 'Pink Panther' influence, cool and with a slow strut. Electric bass, electric piano, upright piano, and available with e...
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Jazzy Chill (Flute version)
by Bjorn A. Lynne
Music ID: 27619
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03:10
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A swaggering, cavalier piece of jazzy lounge chillout music. It's got a certain 'Pink Panther' influence, cool and with a slow strut. Electric bass, electric piano, upright piano, and available with e...
27594
JAZZ BASS 1:39
Up-Tempo: The foundation of classic jazz. Pizzicato string bass and finger snaps with a delightful medium bounce....
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JAZZ BASS 1:39
by Jack Waldenmaier
Music ID: 27594
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Up-Tempo: The foundation of classic jazz. Pizzicato string bass and finger snaps with a delightful medium bounce....
27447
SmoovMove
Jazzy Orchestral Suspense, Spy, Secret Agent, Detective, P.I., Private Eye, Drama, Dramatic, Emergency, Trauma...
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SmoovMove
by Randy Lamont Jones
Music ID: 27447
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Jazzy Orchestral Suspense, Spy, Secret Agent, Detective, P.I., Private Eye, Drama, Dramatic, Emergency, Trauma...
27423
NIGHT LIFE 4:40
Up-Tempo: Sophisticated party music with a live show-band feel. Raging tenor sax riffs are accompanied by outrageous guitar licks and some awesome bass patterns....
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NIGHT LIFE 4:40
by Jack Waldenmaier
Music ID: 27423
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Up-Tempo: Sophisticated party music with a live show-band feel. Raging tenor sax riffs are accompanied by outrageous guitar licks and some awesome bass patterns....
27419
SOPRANO SAX 2:07
Moderate: Bluesy and urbane, with just a hint of droll tongue-in-cheek. This sax virtually talks to you....
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SOPRANO SAX 2:07
by Jack Waldenmaier
Music ID: 27419
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02:12
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Moderate: Bluesy and urbane, with just a hint of droll tongue-in-cheek. This sax virtually talks to you....
27410
QUICK AND CLEVER 3:43
Fast: Jazz violin at a fleet-footed pace. Features virtuoso acoustic guitar riffs, brushes on the drums, and a harried upright bass incessantly driving the tempo. Lightening fast and very cool....
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QUICK AND CLEVER 3:43
by Jack Waldenmaier
Music ID: 27410
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Fast: Jazz violin at a fleet-footed pace. Features virtuoso acoustic guitar riffs, brushes on the drums, and a harried upright bass incessantly driving the tempo. Lightening fast and very cool....
27342
FEMME FATALE 2:17
Moderate: A swank and sultry piece of night-beat jazz, reminiscent of Film Noir's smoke-filled rooms and the woman in the red dress....
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FEMME FATALE 2:17
by Jack Waldenmaier
Music ID: 27342
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02:22
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Moderate: A swank and sultry piece of night-beat jazz, reminiscent of Film Noir's smoke-filled rooms and the woman in the red dress....
27175
RHYTHMIC WORK-OUT 3:23
Up-Tempo: A spunky, punchy piece of danceable athletic music. Equally suitable as ambient party music or as a unique show theme. The exceptionally "live" sound makes this cut extremely versatile....
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RHYTHMIC WORK-OUT 3:23
by Jack Waldenmaier
Music ID: 27175
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03:26
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Up-Tempo: A spunky, punchy piece of danceable athletic music. Equally suitable as ambient party music or as a unique show theme. The exceptionally "live" sound makes this cut extremely versatile....
27174
MELANCHOLY JAZZ 4:26
Slow: Right out of the 1940s and 50s, this deeply pensive and moody number conjures up a dimly-lit lounge, a quiet corner table, and smoky candlelight. The smooth guitar improvisations are masterfully...
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MELANCHOLY JAZZ 4:26
by Jack Waldenmaier
Music ID: 27174
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04:28
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Slow: Right out of the 1940s and 50s, this deeply pensive and moody number conjures up a dimly-lit lounge, a quiet corner table, and smoky candlelight. The smooth guitar improvisations are masterfully...
27147
PASSIONATE SOUL 4:30
Moderate: This romantic and slightly melancholic love ballad, imbued with dreamy nostalgia and hopeful romance, virtually swells with passion and devotion....
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PASSIONATE SOUL 4:30
by Jack Waldenmaier
Music ID: 27147
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Moderate: This romantic and slightly melancholic love ballad, imbued with dreamy nostalgia and hopeful romance, virtually swells with passion and devotion....
27124
REWARDS 3:57
Up-Tempo: Light recreation, travel, leisure and sophisticated fashion are all reflected in this friendly, smooth-sailing composition. Equally well- suited to activities in the warm sunshine, or social...
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REWARDS 3:57
by Jack Waldenmaier
Music ID: 27124
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04:05
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Up-Tempo: Light recreation, travel, leisure and sophisticated fashion are all reflected in this friendly, smooth-sailing composition. Equally well- suited to activities in the warm sunshine, or social...
27120
HIP HOP JAZZ 3:40
Up-Tempo: This urban dance groove with extreme jazz harmonies depicts a forward-looking view of metropolitan sophistication. Also a perfect underscore for voice-overs....
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HIP HOP JAZZ 3:40
by Jack Waldenmaier
Music ID: 27120
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Up-Tempo: This urban dance groove with extreme jazz harmonies depicts a forward-looking view of metropolitan sophistication. Also a perfect underscore for voice-overs....
27119
FUNKY 90's 3:55
Up-Tempo: An active and angular ensemble of rhythmic guitar skanks, modern dance drums and non-stop bass. Listen for the killer piano solo....
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FUNKY 90's 3:55
by Jack Waldenmaier
Music ID: 27119
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03:59
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Up-Tempo: An active and angular ensemble of rhythmic guitar skanks, modern dance drums and non-stop bass. Listen for the killer piano solo....
27071
STREET LIFE 4:01
Moderate: An exceptionally lean and unobtrusive track, still accurately portraying the street-smart savvy of big city smooth talkers and the sophisticated conversations overheard at urban night spots....
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STREET LIFE 4:01
by Jack Waldenmaier
Music ID: 27071
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04:04
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Moderate: An exceptionally lean and unobtrusive track, still accurately portraying the street-smart savvy of big city smooth talkers and the sophisticated conversations overheard at urban night spots....
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