Then he called out “Cherokee,” the name of one of the most famous, and fastest, tunes in the bebop repertoire.
Jazz was outsider music that moved mainstream, and then with bebop moved back on the edges.
The bebop legend drove jazz into territories that continue to awe listeners with ears fast enough to keep up.
1944, from bebop, rebop, bop, nonsense words in jazz lyrics, attested from at least 1928. The style is associated with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.