a style of jazz flourishing in Chicago especially in the early 1920s, constituting a direct offshoot of New Orleans style, and differing from its predecessor chiefly in the diminished influence of native folk sources, the greater tension of its group improvisation, the increased emphasis on solos, and the regular use of the tenor saxophone as part of the ensemble.
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Origin of Chicago style
First recorded in 1940–45
Words nearby Chicago style
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Example sentences from the Web for Chicago style
Pedro died, as did a 16-year-old who also is said to have refused, Chicago-style, to drop his gun.