"Bebop" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Bebop Revolution

    Bebop or bop is a style of jazz characterized by fast tempo‚ instrumental virtuosity‚ and improvisation based on the combination of harmonic structure and melody. It was developed in the early and mid-1940s. It first surfaced in musicians’ argot some time during the first two years of American involvement in the Second World War. This style of jazz ultimately became synonymous with modern jazz‚ as either category reached a certain final maturity in the 1960s. The 1939 recording of "Body and Soul"

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  • Swing and Bebop

    Ben Pollack’s band. Bud Powell – piano‚ instrumental in the development of bebop. Kenny Clarke – House drummer at Minton’s playhouse. Jay McShann – pianist and band leader; his band features the likes of Ben Webster and Charlie Parker. Swing Street – reference to 52nd street which hosted major jazz clubs during the swing and the bebop era. Minton’s Playhouse – a Harlem jazz club that saw the emergence of bebop and hosted artists such as Dizzy Gillespie‚ Charlie Christian. the house band

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  • Short History of "Bebop"

    Bebop”‚ or “Bop”‚ is a form of Jazz that began to circulate during the 1940’s and is widely recognised as a fast tempo‚ highly improvised derivation of Swing Jazz of the 1930’s. The term “Bebop” itself is derived from the scat singing used within the aforementioned genre as “Bebop” and “Rebop” were common and‚ occasionally‚ interchanged phrases within the music. It hasn’t influenced many genres out with Jazz (“West Coast Jazz”‚ “Modal Jazz” and “Cool Jazz” all being seen as developed from the styles

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  • Bebop Research Papaer

    Bebop music was the next evolutionary change of Jazz music that succeeded swing music. This paper’s aim is look at musicians who impacted this era‚ exploring more in depth Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. In the early 1940’s‚ the swing bands began to all sound the same as well as work along predictable chord changes.1 The music was now not used for dancing. Some people believed that this would let the music go away from the elite social groups‚ and now be for everybody. Also just because

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  • Bebop After The Swing Era

    Depression‚ a new and more innovative jazz style merged in the 1940’s known as Bebop. Bop was not as popular as swing because unlike swing‚ Bop was not a dancing jazz style. Bop however did bring a new musical dimension different from swing. The Bop jazz style focused on advanced improvisations‚ emphasis on solos‚ and just musical virtuosity in general. Two of the most influential musicians in the advancement of bebop were saxophonists Charlie Parker and trumpeter Dizzie Gillespie. Dizzie was the

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  • The Bebop: A Style Of Jazz

    Bebop Called also bop‚ bebop is a style of jazz with its characteristics being fast tempo‚ instrumental virtuosity and improvisation founded on the mixture of harmonic structure and melody. Its origins began in the early and mid-1940’s‚ where it became synonymous with modern jazz‚ as the two of them came to a certain maturity point in the 1960’s. Its roots were from New York City. The creation of bebop began by the interest of jazz performers to create a new genre where it counters the popular swing

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  • Bebop: a Controversial Transition to Modern Jazz

    Bebop: A Controversial Transition to Modern Jazz Nathan Marketich Music 0711 Professor Leon Dorsey Recitation TA: Alton Merrell 1:00 December 10‚ 2010 The decade of the 1940’s was an important era in the history of jazz. The 1940’s was a transition from traditional jazz into modern jazz. Leading this transition was the introduction of the Bebop period in Jazz. Bebop created controversy in the jazz world for being a contradiction to traditional jazz and was widely disliked by many audiences

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  • How To Describe A Jazz Concert

    reminded of Miles Davis somewhat through his solo. I did notice that he used vibrato and his sound was not mellow as Miles Davis. Then‚ Con Alma by Dizzy Gillespie closed out the first section for the jazz ensemble. Immediately‚ I could pick up on the bebop style for its fast and energetic style. The rhythm was complex. I could not follow at all. The trumpet solo was clear and crisp. The saxophone soloist and trumpet soloist played together for a part then they took turn to perform their own solo. The

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  • The Bebop Revolution of the 1940s

    The Bebop Revolution of the 1940s Essay Title No. 4 Name: Karen mc Donagh Student Number: 110333021 Module: Music and Ideas‚ Jazz Lecturer: Paul O Donnel Submission Date: 21-January-2011 Revolution; ‘the forcible overthrow of a government or social order‚ in favour of a new system’. [1] The 1940s saw one of the greatest musical revolutions of the 20th century‚ the transition of swing to bebop. Although the exact origins of the name are ambiguous‚ it is widely accepted that the name bears

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  • How Did Jazz Develop

    This evolved Bebopbebop is a style of jazz with its fast tempos and exotic sounds soloist are given an opportunity to express their emotions through improvising. Also called bop‚ bop was a genre that survived in the interstices of the jazz world. The coming and going was not announced in the newspapers nor was it a household name‚ it wasn’t collected by record companies the music came from mostly tapes or discs made by amateur engineers‚ bebop was an underground movement it

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