Hard Bop through Miles Davis

Hard Bop through Miles Davis - Hard Bop A reaction to the...

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Hard Bop A reaction to the anemic, cool jazz records that exploited the superficial elements of west coast. Pendulum Theory Return to roots: gospel and blues influences Simpler harmony, rhythm and melody than bebop Powerful, explosive, hard driving “Funk” became an important concept. Hard Bop Standard group was the Quintet– Piano, bass,
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drums, trumpet, and tenor sax. The first era when the LP was firmly entrenched. (Technology influences the music) Three important bands Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers Horace Silver Miles Davis Art Blakey Moanin’ Drummer and leader of the Jazz Messengers Epitomized the loosening of jazz drumming styles. Used loud intrusions as accompanimental figures.
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Art Blakey Listening “Moanin” – 1958 Example of Call and Response Form is AABA Bridge has no call and response Art Blakey Listening Blues March – 1958 Drum solo: is reminiscent of a marching band functions as an interlude between solos
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• Form is 12 bar blues Art Blakey Listening Dat Dere (Not the Ricky Lee Jones tune!) Composed 1960 by Bobby Timmons – Pianist in Blakey’s Jazz Messengers Form is AABA Groove is easy swing until the bridge, then a shuffle. Horace Silver
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