Kansas City style


noun

a style of jazz developed in Kansas City, Mo., in the early 1930s, marked by a strong blues influence, the use of riffs as a characteristic formal device, and a less pronounced beat than that of the New Orleans or Chicago style of jazz.

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Origin of Kansas City style

First recorded in 1955–60
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