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cool jazz

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  1. a restrained, fluid modern-jazz style of the 1950s, marked by intricate harmonic structures, de-emphasized dynamics, and carefully controlled phrasing and ensemble playing, often with a slight lagging behind the beat.Also called West Coast jazz.Compare bop1, hard bop, modern jazz, progressive jazz.
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Origin of cool jazz

First recorded in 1945–50
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