Revolutionary BeBop Jazz appeared on the music sene in the 1940's, small groups of musicians-4 to 6 players unlike the Big Bands of that time, which had 10 or more players.
The small groups were allowed more indiviual expression and exposure,they performed more complex melodies, cord progressions and more emphasis was placed on the rhythm section.
Althose BeBop was unsuitable for dance, it was interesting to listen to.
The development of BeBop is attributed in a large part to: Trumpeter, Dizzy Gillespie and Saxophonist, Charlie Parker. they experimented with sounds and arrangments, in contrast to the Big Band sound of the time
They developed a "Spontanious Improvised Sound" of free expression.
" If you understand the meaning of BEBOP, you understand the meaning of freedom"
Other infiuential BeBop musicians include, Sonny Stitt, Dexter Gordon, Red Rodney, Kenny Dorham,Tal Farlow, Kenny Burrell,JJ Johnson, Bennie Green,Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell,Thelonious Monk,Kenny Clark, Max Roach,Charles Mingus and Paul Chambers,and many others from the pass and those presently, keeping it alive.
New Orleans Jazz Festival
THE ORIGINAL AMERICAN CLASSICAL MUSIC (JAZZ)
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