Appreciating Jazz Part 9 – Bebop

By the 1940s jazz styles had begun to change again.  Moving away from the big bands and the pre-arranged music of the Swing Era, jazz musicians began playing in small groups and emphasizing solo improvisation even more.  This new jazz style, eventually called bebop, moved the focus away from dancing and onto listening.  This podcast covers bebop style and some of the important musicians who pioneered this music, including Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clark, and J.J. Johnson.

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