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    The Bebop Era

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    11:00am Mon/Wed Term Paper – The Bebop Era Bebop was born in the mid 1940's. During that time, the popular, dance-oriented swing style jazz was in mid demise. World War II and cabaret taxes had pushed musicians to shift from a big band formats to a small band formats and the bebop style musicians were given an open door. It was developed not from the creation of a new style, but because the old style could no longer work. Many older players, such as Armstrong and Goodman, actually rejected bop. The defining features of Bebop songs include a fast tempo, complex chord progressions with rapid chord changes and numerous changes of key. It requires more instrumental proficiency from the musician than from other styles.…

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    Bebop Research Paper

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    several different styles such as bebop and swing. Both styles are different but they are still classified as jazz. Swing music is the older of the two styles jazz. Swing became very popular in the 1930’s to the mid 1940’s. Ironically, bebop’s inception came out from creative spins on the already popular swing music. Swing usually consisted of big bands or orchestras with many people in them, bebop usually consisted of small improvisation groups. Swing, although radically different than most…

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    Scott DeVeaux is a professor and an author who specialized in jazz and American music. He is currently teaching at the University of Virginia. His book The Birth of Bebop: A Social and Musical History that was published in 1997 had won the American Book Award, an ASCAP–Deems Taylor Award, the Otto Kinkeldey Award from the American Musicological Society, and the ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Sound Research. His other published books and articles include Jazz, which was co-author with…

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    to discuss are bebop jazz and hard bop jazz. Bebop jazz was created in the early 1940’s and consisted of a smaller ensemble of musicians than the previous big bands of the swing era. The typical instruments used were the saxophone, piano, drums, trumpet, and bass. The style was characterized by complex chord progressions and melodies with a strong focus on the rhythm section (A History Of Jazz, n.d.). The groups of bebop would play together at the beginning and the end of each song, while…

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    of the bands at the time were limited in uniqueness. Such a borderline bland music scene proved fertile ground for Bebop, but what started as a musical form unknown, or at least not meant to be known, by the public, played in afterhours of nightclubs, was revolutionized by the alto-sax player, Charlie Parker. Despite his short life, his contributions to jazz and bebop persist to this day. Charlie Christopher Parker Jr. was born on August 29, 1920, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Charles and Addie…

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    Koko And So What Analysis

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    is also many times when the two musicians would have played with each other and they would've undoubtably have had an influence in each others musical styles. Defining Style Koko is one of the most iconic songs written during the Bebop period. It was also written and performed by two of the most famous Jazz musicians of all time. These were Dizzy Gillespie as well as Charlie Parker. This songs quick tempo and technical nature make it typical of the bebop period. The harmony is complicated and…

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    John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie was born in South Carolina in 1917 and died in 1993. He was a jazz trumpet player, bandleader and composer. He received a music scholarship to the Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina. He was one of the pioneers in bebop and had performed in Minton’s Playhouse and Monroe’s Uptown House. He worked with Charlie Parker in 1945, and performed in New York and Los Angeles. After the Los Angeles performance in December 1945, Gillespie returned to New York and Parker…

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    City. Charlie Parker's Ri Bop Boys consisted of Curly Russell on bass and Max Roach on drums. Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie played piano on most pieces while 19-year-old Miles Davis played trumpet. This song was in the Bebop genre which is part of jazz. The song I will be comparing it with, is “Take 5” composed by Paul Desmond and performed by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. It was recorded on July 1 1959, at Columbia Records' 30th Street Studio in New York City. “Take 5” is the biggest selling jazz…

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    ‘Blues For Alice’ is a jazz standard composed by a American jazz saxophonist called Charlie Parker. This jazz standard is a 12 Bars Blues form but it is a modified version of Blues in the key of F major. Instead of normal 12 Bars Blues progression of just using I, IV and V chords, Charlie Parker composed it through a lot of ii - V sequences. For melody lines, Charlie Parker’s famous Bebop tune was used, as well as arpeggios, syncopation and also anticipation. These make Blues For Alice famous…

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    Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

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    Cowboy Bebop: The Movie acts as a quintessential tip of hat to its predecessor anime series. Which is one of the most universally well-respected animated series of its time. Simply put the central plot of Cowboy Bebop: The Movie follows a terrorist bombing which releases a deadly virus to the mass population living on Mars. As a result the government has issued a 300-million woolong reward in order to capture the cold-blooded culprit that’s behind it. A legalized bounty hunter crew of the…

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