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L.A. Underground: Black Note

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Bop Bifurcation. Hard Bop, Post Bop, Free Bop, Bebop: what does this all mean?. In a fluid evolution, Hard Bop flowed from the ‘50s into the ‘60s and once filtered through Miles Davis’ second great quintet emerged as Post bop. This new species of jazz differed from its ancestor by a freedom of rhythm and harmony, particularly in percussion (Tony Williams is almost solely responsible for this). But Hard Bop never went away. It became more polished, both in performance ...


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