Hard Bop

Hard bop is a sub-genre of jazz that is an extension of bebop (or "bop") music. Journalists and record companies began using the term in the mid-1950s to describe a new current within jazz which incorporated influences from rhythm and blues, gospel music, and blues, especially in saxophone and piano playing.David H. Rosenthal contends in his book Hard Bop that the genre is, to a large degree, the natural creation of a generation of African-American musicians who grew up at a time when bop and rhythm and blues were the dominant forms of black American music. Prominent hard bop musicians included Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis and Tadd Dameron.
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  • The soundtracks of agency creative departments

    … Playlist vibe: Downtempo and shoegazey (but the shoes are, like, really hip at least) Sims shared what she called a “representative musical slice of the design department’s daily rhythm and aura.” If that sounds groovy, that’s because it is. “The energy tends to shift from more atmospheric beats to classic feel-good tunes as the day progresses…

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