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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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406939
Rarely Astounding
Unobtrusive jazz improvisation. A great background soundtrack, advertising, video presentations, etc....
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Rarely Astounding
by Fyodor Alekseev
Music ID: 406939
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00:47
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Unobtrusive jazz improvisation. A great background soundtrack, advertising, video presentations, etc....
406611
Accidental Encounter
Harmonica plays laidback patterns with bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, accordion, drums....
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Accidental Encounter
by Fyodor Alekseev
Music ID: 406611
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01:47
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Harmonica plays laidback patterns with bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, accordion, drums....
401066
Jazzy Sting
Laidback and cool jazzy stinger. Perfect for noir moments, to highlight a criminal getaway, comedic punchlines, or a quick cue to get to that next commercial break....
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Jazzy Sting
by Vincent Pedulla
Music ID: 401066
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00:14
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Laidback and cool jazzy stinger. Perfect for noir moments, to highlight a criminal getaway, comedic punchlines, or a quick cue to get to that next commercial break....
397925
Coffee For Two
A nice, easy-going but playful, jazz track featuring piano, drums, upright/acoustic bass and occasional saxophone, Feelgood, easy-going, light hearted jazz, Classy and sassy,...
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Coffee For Two
by William Naughton
Music ID: 397925
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02:30
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A nice, easy-going but playful, jazz track featuring piano, drums, upright/acoustic bass and occasional saxophone, Feelgood, easy-going, light hearted jazz, Classy and sassy,...
397924
Coffee For Two (60-secs version)
A nice, easy-going but playful, jazz track featuring piano, drums, upright/acoustic bass and occasional saxophone, Feelgood, easy-going, light hearted jazz, Classy and sassy,...
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Coffee For Two (60-secs version)
by William Naughton
Music ID: 397924
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A nice, easy-going but playful, jazz track featuring piano, drums, upright/acoustic bass and occasional saxophone, Feelgood, easy-going, light hearted jazz, Classy and sassy,...
397923
Coffee For Two (30-secs version)
A nice, easy-going but playful, jazz track featuring piano, drums, upright/acoustic bass and occasional saxophone, Feelgood, easy-going, light hearted jazz, Classy and sassy,...
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Coffee For Two (30-secs version)
by William Naughton
Music ID: 397923
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A nice, easy-going but playful, jazz track featuring piano, drums, upright/acoustic bass and occasional saxophone, Feelgood, easy-going, light hearted jazz, Classy and sassy,...
397922
Between Seasons
Traditional jazz trio, with piano, drums and upright bass, Lively and playful, Vibraphone takes over for piano,...
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Between Seasons
by William Naughton
Music ID: 397922
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02:51
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Traditional jazz trio, with piano, drums and upright bass, Lively and playful, Vibraphone takes over for piano,...
397921
Between Seasons (60-secs version)
Traditional jazz trio, with piano, drums and upright bass, Lively and playful, Vibraphone takes over for piano,...
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Between Seasons (60-secs version)
by William Naughton
Music ID: 397921
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Traditional jazz trio, with piano, drums and upright bass, Lively and playful, Vibraphone takes over for piano,...
397920
Between Seasons (30-secs version)
Traditional jazz trio, with piano, drums and upright bass, Lively and playful, Vibraphone takes over for piano,...
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Between Seasons (30-secs version)
by William Naughton
Music ID: 397920
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Traditional jazz trio, with piano, drums and upright bass, Lively and playful, Vibraphone takes over for piano,...
395101
Cool and Noir
Cool, quirky, sexy, and a bit strange. Think of “Twin Peaks” music. This cool jazz instrumental features drums, upright bass, piano, vibes, and flute. Perfect track for Film Noir. Rainy streets in...
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Cool and Noir
by Gary Wolk
Music ID: 395101
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01:57
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Cool, quirky, sexy, and a bit strange. Think of “Twin Peaks” music. This cool jazz instrumental features drums, upright bass, piano, vibes, and flute. Perfect track for Film Noir. Rainy streets in...
392694
DrivingHome
Soft electric pianos and strings create a relaxing slightly sad atmosphere while a cool saxophone solo lightens the mood...
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DrivingHome
by Christopher David Barry (GB)
Music ID: 392694
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02:31
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Soft electric pianos and strings create a relaxing slightly sad atmosphere while a cool saxophone solo lightens the mood...
392062
Jack Travels
A Smooth Jazz piece perfect for Corporate presentations and any other internet or multi-media project. The underlying 'teaser' of "Travelin' Jack' to give a taste that modern jazz can give! ...
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Jack Travels
by Steve Dafoe
Music ID: 392062
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A Smooth Jazz piece perfect for Corporate presentations and any other internet or multi-media project. The underlying 'teaser' of "Travelin' Jack' to give a taste that modern jazz can give! ...
390606
Downtown Night
Moody, atmospheric, chilled-out smooth jazz, A bit sultry, Warm and fuzzy, with a wonderful sax performance,...
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Downtown Night
by Jeremy Sherman
Music ID: 390606
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03:29
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Moody, atmospheric, chilled-out smooth jazz, A bit sultry, Warm and fuzzy, with a wonderful sax performance,...
390604
Downtown Night (60-secs version)
Moody, atmospheric, chilled-out smooth jazz, A bit sultry, Warm and fuzzy, with a wonderful sax performance,...
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Downtown Night (60-secs version)
by Jeremy Sherman
Music ID: 390604
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Moody, atmospheric, chilled-out smooth jazz, A bit sultry, Warm and fuzzy, with a wonderful sax performance,...
390592
At the End
Jazzy, smooth pop ballad, Sax lead over electric piano, drums and bass, Sultry and warm,...
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At the End
by Jeremy Sherman
Music ID: 390592
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02:55
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Jazzy, smooth pop ballad, Sax lead over electric piano, drums and bass, Sultry and warm,...
390590
At the End (60-secs version)
Jazzy, smooth pop ballad, Sax lead over electric piano, drums and bass, Sultry and warm,...
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At the End (60-secs version)
by Jeremy Sherman
Music ID: 390590
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Jazzy, smooth pop ballad, Sax lead over electric piano, drums and bass, Sultry and warm,...
387746
Lounge Stylee
A laid back, chilled out, jazz infused track centered around electric piano, drums and bass. Perfect for productions that need music in the background of a cafe, lounge or jazz bar. For those that...
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Lounge Stylee
by Sandeep Bhandari
Music ID: 387746
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03:09
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A laid back, chilled out, jazz infused track centered around electric piano, drums and bass. Perfect for productions that need music in the background of a cafe, lounge or jazz bar. For those that...
387512
Upright Bass Solo
Upright bass solo,with jazzy,rock feel to it,great as base for your next track,just add other instruments. ...
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Upright Bass Solo
by Mario Pompetti
Music ID: 387512
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02:17
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Upright bass solo,with jazzy,rock feel to it,great as base for your next track,just add other instruments. ...
386979
Old School Piano
Tradtional jazz piano music. Great music for retro, old, vintage projects. Rhythmic, groovy, bouncy music track...
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Old School Piano
by Manuel Ochoa
Music ID: 386979
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02:24
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Tradtional jazz piano music. Great music for retro, old, vintage projects. Rhythmic, groovy, bouncy music track...
386574
SINFONIA 2 (Maturity) by ANDERSEN VIANA
Also know by “”Love Song in a Jazz Form” this wonderfull emotive track closes this delightful volume with on positive note. Calm in it's structure, the piece carries on with passion, love, confi...
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SINFONIA 2 (Maturity) by ANDERSEN VIANA
by Andersen Viana
Music ID: 386574
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04:02
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Also know by “”Love Song in a Jazz Form” this wonderfull emotive track closes this delightful volume with on positive note. Calm in it's structure, the piece carries on with passion, love, confi...
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