Bebop in 60s - Howard McGhee, Charles McPherson, Barry Harris, Sonny Stitt (1961 - 1971)

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Bebop was a revolutionary new music in the late 1930s, dominated jazz in the 1940s, and powerfully influenced all jazz that followed. By the 1960s it still had its adherents who were producing compelling music thirty years later. In this hour of Jazz at 100, we will hear bebop from trumpeter Howard McGhee, saxophonists Charles McPherson and Sonny Stitt, and pianist Barry Harris.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Howard McGhee Quartet "Demon Chase" from Maggie's Back in Town (Contemporary) 3:11
  • Howard McGhee Quartet "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" from Maggie's Back in Town (Contemporary) 11:01
  • Host speaks 14:14
  • Charles McPherson Quintet "Variation on a Blues by Bird" from Bebop Revisited (Prestige) 16:29
  • Charles McPherson Quintet "Nostalgia" from Bebop Revisited (Prestige) 23:24
  • Host speaks 28:45
  • Barry Harris Trio "Bean and the Boys" from Magnificent (Prestige) 31:58
  • Barry Harris Trio "Ah-Leu-Cha" from Magnificent (Prestige) 38:34
  • Host speaks 42:31
  • Sonny Stitt Quartet "Casbah" from Constellation (Muse) 45:08
  • Sonny Stitt Quartet "By Accident" from Constellation (Muse) 50:09
  • Host Outro 56:45

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