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Sarah Friedman Individual Assignment 11 Bebop and Cool Jazz Bop was intended for listening rather than dancing, and was performed by small groups or combos rather than big bands. The classic bebop group usually included a rhythm section of bass, drums, and piano, with a font line of horns, saxophone, and trumpet. Because the music was so complex, it was intended for music intellectuals rather than the masses, and came under sharp criticism from many other musicians. The music stressed improvisation with playing longer extended solos. Bop was much less commercialized than Swing music. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to “Salt Peanuts,” by Dizzy Gillespie and His All Star Quintet. After reading descriptions and characteristics of bebop, I was expecting tunes that would go right over my head. Yet, the song itself is funny! To me, it is not a serious tune—simply something to have fun with. “Salt Peanuts” was definitely the highlight to learning about Bop, because it just completely took me by surprise. I had expected to hate Bop, to be lost in confusion: but I was right there with Dizzy, appreciating the frantic tempo, yet upbeat nature. I was also presently surprised with “Crazeology.” I was pleased that
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2009 for the course MUSIC 273 taught by Professor Forgot during the Spring '09 term at Wisconsin.

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