What is hard bop?

Hard Bop

Hard bop is a style 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.

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Some articles on hard bop:

Song For My Father
... One of Blue Note's greatest mainstream hard bop dates, "Song for My Father" is Horace Silver's signature LP and the peak of a discography already studded with classics...it hangs together remarkably well, and Silver's ... The album was identified by Scott Yanow in his Allmusic essay "Hard Bop" as one of the 17 Essential Hard Bop Recordings ...
Marlon Jordan - Discography
... Title Genre Label Billboard 1988 For You Only Jazz, Hard Bop Columbia #7 1991 Learson's Return Jazz, Hard Bop Columbia #9 1992 The Undaunted Jazz, Hard Bop Columbia 1997 Marlon's ...
List Of Saxophonists
... X Jazz Donahue !Sam Donahue 1918–1974 X Swing Donaldson !Lou Donaldson 1926- X Hard bop Daniel Dorff 1956- X X Classical Dorsey !Jimmy Dorsey 1904–195 ... Gopalnath 1950- X Carnatic Gordon !Dexter Gordon 1923–1990 X Hard bop Gouirand !Doudou Gouirand 1940- X X Jazz Gray !Glen Gray 1906–1963 X Jazz ... Jazz Lake !Oliver Lake 1942- X X X Jazz Land !Harold Land 1928–2001 X Hard bop Lasha !Prince Lasha 1929- X Jazz Lateef !Yusef Lateef 1920- X Jazz Laurent !G ...

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