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.
Host Intro 0:00
Miles Davis Quintet "Doxy" from Bags Groove (Prestige) 3:13
Miles Davis Quintet "Airegin" from Bags Groove (Prestige) 8:04
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Art Blakey Quartet "Once in a While" from A Night at Birdland with Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1 (Blue Note) 14:35
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