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Birth of Hard Bop (1954 - 1958)

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While the "Cool School" was emerging on the West Coast from its roots in Bix and Pres as codified by Miles in The Birth of the Cool sessions of 1949— 1950, what became known as Hard Bop, a gospel-and blues-influenced variant was growing from Bebop in the east.

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  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Miles Davis Quintet "Doxy" from Bags Groove (Prestige) 3:13
  • Miles Davis Quintet "Airegin" from Bags Groove (Prestige) 8:04
  • Host speaks 13:01
  • Art Blakey Quartet "Once in a While" from A Night at Birdland with Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1 (Blue Note) 14:35
  • Clifford Brown, Max Roach Quintet "Sandu" from Study in Brown (EmArCy) 19:55
  • Host speaks 24:47
  • Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers "Room 608" from Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers (Blue Note) 28:42
  • Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers "The Preacher" from The Norton Jazz Recordings (Norton) 34:01
  • Host speaks 38:17
  • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers "Moanin'" from Moanin' (Blue Note) 41:35
  • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers "Along Came Betty" from Moanin' (Blue Note) 51:06
  • Host Outro 57:14
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