hard bop


noun

an aggressive, driving, hot style of modern jazz developed by East Coast musicians in the late 1950s as a rejection of the more relaxed, cool style of West Coast jazz.Compare bop1, cool jazz, modern jazz, progressive jazz.

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British Dictionary definitions for hard bop

hard bop

noun

a form of jazz originating in the late 1950s that is rhythmically less complex than bop
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