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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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411374
Cheek and Cheek
Funny and bouncy piano music. This jazzy music track will fit well in comedy and children projects. Jazz piano music, great for ambient situations too...
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Cheek and Cheek
by Manuel Ochoa
Music ID: 411374
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02:27
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Funny and bouncy piano music. This jazzy music track will fit well in comedy and children projects. Jazz piano music, great for ambient situations too...
410351
Mando Madness
Fun, upbeat mandolin and guitar strumming track great for whimsy, kids, general happy scenes...
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Mando Madness
by Lawrence Nachsin
Music ID: 410351
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01:35
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Fun, upbeat mandolin and guitar strumming track great for whimsy, kids, general happy scenes...
409108
Jazz Life
Swinging music track recorded with piano and upright bass. Walking bass and improvised piano melodies. Cool, smooth, chilled...
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Jazz Life
by Manuel Ochoa
Music ID: 409108
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02:06
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Swinging music track recorded with piano and upright bass. Walking bass and improvised piano melodies. Cool, smooth, chilled...
405350
Beginner’s Luck
All the rage! This trendy jazz underscore will be played at the in vogue club or debut the newest hip TV drama. It’s a great theme song. This song transcends all generations. Everyone will enjoy th...
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Beginner’s Luck
by Tim Brown
Music ID: 405350
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02:24
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All the rage! This trendy jazz underscore will be played at the in vogue club or debut the newest hip TV drama. It’s a great theme song. This song transcends all generations. Everyone will enjoy th...
405326
BeBopBop (underscore)
Retro acoustic jazz with vintage piano, drums from 1940 and groovy upright bass trio. 30 seconds spot for TV commercial, advertising, promo, corporate video or multimedia project that requires classic...
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BeBopBop (underscore)
by Stern Muzik
Music ID: 405326
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00:39
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Retro acoustic jazz with vintage piano, drums from 1940 and groovy upright bass trio. 30 seconds spot for TV commercial, advertising, promo, corporate video or multimedia project that requires classic...
400890
Two Guitar Swing
Very happy feeling; two guitars intertwined in melody and rhythm for a hip style of swinging jazz tone....
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Two Guitar Swing
by Michael Norman
Music ID: 400890
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01:48
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Very happy feeling; two guitars intertwined in melody and rhythm for a hip style of swinging jazz tone....
399448
Blue Swing
Contemporary, small group jazz combo....
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Blue Swing
by Jeremy Sherman
Music ID: 399448
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03:02
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Contemporary, small group jazz combo....
399429
Blue Swing (Underscore version)
Contemporary, small group jazz combo....
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Blue Swing (Underscore version)
by Jeremy Sherman
Music ID: 399429
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03:02
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Contemporary, small group jazz combo....
399411
Blue Swing (60-secs version)
Contemporary, small group jazz combo....
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Blue Swing (60-secs version)
by Jeremy Sherman
Music ID: 399411
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01:00
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Contemporary, small group jazz combo....
399405
Blue Swing (30-secs version)
Contemporary, small group jazz combo....
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Blue Swing (30-secs version)
by Jeremy Sherman
Music ID: 399405
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00:30
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Contemporary, small group jazz combo....
397958
We Got a Good Thing Going
Feelgood jazz, Traditional jazz sound with piano, brush drums, upright bass and occasional saxophone solos, Slow- to medium tempo swing rhythm, A bit playful and light hearted, Easy-going but also a b...
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We Got a Good Thing Going
by William Naughton
Music ID: 397958
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02:41
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Feelgood jazz, Traditional jazz sound with piano, brush drums, upright bass and occasional saxophone solos, Slow- to medium tempo swing rhythm, A bit playful and light hearted, Easy-going but also a b...
397957
We Got a Good Thing Going (60-secs version)
Feelgood jazz, Traditional jazz sound with piano, brush drums, upright bass and occasional saxophone solos, Slow- to medium tempo swing rhythm, A bit playful and light hearted, Easy-going but also a b...
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We Got a Good Thing Going (60-secs version)
by William Naughton
Music ID: 397957
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01:00
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Feelgood jazz, Traditional jazz sound with piano, brush drums, upright bass and occasional saxophone solos, Slow- to medium tempo swing rhythm, A bit playful and light hearted, Easy-going but also a b...
397956
We Got a Good Thing Going (30-secs version)
Feelgood jazz, Traditional jazz sound with piano, brush drums, upright bass and occasional saxophone solos, Slow- to medium tempo swing rhythm, A bit playful and light hearted, Easy-going but also a b...
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We Got a Good Thing Going (30-secs version)
by William Naughton
Music ID: 397956
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00:30
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Feelgood jazz, Traditional jazz sound with piano, brush drums, upright bass and occasional saxophone solos, Slow- to medium tempo swing rhythm, A bit playful and light hearted, Easy-going but also a b...
397951
That Thing Called Zing
Piano- and strings based track thats hard to categorize, It blends elements of pop / contemporary with classical music and new age, A feeling of amazement and energy, but with a classical / organic so...
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That Thing Called Zing
by William Naughton
Music ID: 397951
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02:32
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Piano- and strings based track thats hard to categorize, It blends elements of pop / contemporary with classical music and new age, A feeling of amazement and energy, but with a classical / organic so...
397950
That Thing Called Zing (60-secs version)
Piano- and strings based track thats hard to categorize, It blends elements of pop / contemporary with classical music and new age, A feeling of amazement and energy, but with a classical / organic so...
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That Thing Called Zing (60-secs version)
by William Naughton
Music ID: 397950
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01:00
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Piano- and strings based track thats hard to categorize, It blends elements of pop / contemporary with classical music and new age, A feeling of amazement and energy, but with a classical / organic so...
397949
That Thing Called Zing (30-secs version)
Piano- and strings based track thats hard to categorize, It blends elements of pop / contemporary with classical music and new age, A feeling of amazement and energy, but with a classical / organic so...
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That Thing Called Zing (30-secs version)
by William Naughton
Music ID: 397949
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00:30
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Piano- and strings based track thats hard to categorize, It blends elements of pop / contemporary with classical music and new age, A feeling of amazement and energy, but with a classical / organic so...
397945
Lets Have a Picnic
A happy and playful, classic / old-style jazz track, Piano, upright bass and drums, with saxophone joining in occasionally, Feelgood, toe-tapping, light hearted,...
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Lets Have a Picnic
by William Naughton
Music ID: 397945
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02:18
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A happy and playful, classic / old-style jazz track, Piano, upright bass and drums, with saxophone joining in occasionally, Feelgood, toe-tapping, light hearted,...
397944
Lets Have a Picnic (60-secs version)
A happy and playful, classic / old-style jazz track, Piano, upright bass and drums, with saxophone joining in occasionally, Feelgood, toe-tapping, light hearted,...
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Lets Have a Picnic (60-secs version)
by William Naughton
Music ID: 397944
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01:00
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A happy and playful, classic / old-style jazz track, Piano, upright bass and drums, with saxophone joining in occasionally, Feelgood, toe-tapping, light hearted,...
397943
Lets Have a Picnic (30-secs version)
A happy and playful, classic / old-style jazz track, Piano, upright bass and drums, with saxophone joining in occasionally, Feelgood, toe-tapping, light hearted,...
Commercial Price: $64.95

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Lets Have a Picnic (30-secs version)
by William Naughton
Music ID: 397943
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00:30
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A happy and playful, classic / old-style jazz track, Piano, upright bass and drums, with saxophone joining in occasionally, Feelgood, toe-tapping, light hearted,...
396642
Cooking With Rhythm
Here is a burning fast jazz trio track produced in the style of the great Lionel Hampton or Gary Burton. It is three chorus’ of “I Got Rhythm” chord changes. Would work great for an old style ch...
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Cooking With Rhythm
by Alan T Fagan
Music ID: 396642
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01:21
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Here is a burning fast jazz trio track produced in the style of the great Lionel Hampton or Gary Burton. It is three chorus’ of “I Got Rhythm” chord changes. Would work great for an old style ch...
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