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Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

David H. Rosenthal


Hard bop was a brand of post bebop jazz that enveloped many of the most talented American musicians in the period between 1955 and 1956. These were years unrivalled in jazz history for the number of musically brilliant records issued—including Art Blakey's Ugetsu, Miles Davis's Kind of Blue, Thelonius Monk's Brilliant Corners, and Sonny Rollins's Saxophone Colossus. This book is devoted entirely hard bop, combining a narrative of the movement's evolution, from its beginnings as an amalgam of bebop and R&B to its experimental breakthroughs in the 1960s. With close analyses of musicians' styles ... More

Keywords: hard bop, America, jazz, R&B, bebop, soul jazz, musical style, Art Blakey, Miles Davis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780195085563
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David H. Rosenthal, author