Noun Be-bop Definition and Examples







A type of jazz originating in the 1940s and characterized by complex harmony and rhythms. It is associated particularly with Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, and Dizzy Gillespie.
  1. 'As the trad boom took off, a schism developed between fans who maintained the ‘traditional’ style of New Orleans music was the only true jazz and modern fans inspired by Charlie Parker's bebop.'
  2. 'Never one to shy away from diversity, Watanabe has blended straight jazz with bebop, Latin and even African rhythms in order to create some truly unique sounds.'
  3. 'Maynard draws upon bebop, jazz, funk, swing, classical and contemporary music to create a fresh sound within the classical big band form.'
  4. 'Charlie Parker may have pioneered bebop jazz, but Miles Davis helped him to establish it.'
  5. 'Pettiford was the bassist in Dizzy Gillespie's original bebop combo in 1943 and 1944, but by 1945 Gillespie needed a replacement.'
  6. 'In these gently rocking gospel rhythms lies just enough effervescence to point the way toward pop music, just enough pain to point the way toward soul music and just enough swing to suggest the bustling bebop of jazz.'
  7. 'A particular touchstone of this counterculture was jazz, particularly bebop, and its association with African American culture.'
  8. '‘No Bop Hop Scop Blues’ was a band original that caustically assailed the emerging bebop intrusion on the jazz scene.'
  9. 'It was during that festival that she teamed up with the great bebop trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie - pictured here, looking knackered but resplendent in his newly acquired tartan trousers - at the Central Hotel.'
  10. 'When I decided to study music, though, I decided to focus on jazz, particularly bebop, because it gives you a good foundation, a good way of knowing how the science of music works.'

noun, Jazz.

1. bop1 .



1940s (originally US): imitative of the typical rhythm of this music.

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