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hard bop

noun
1.
an aggressive, driving, hot style of modern jazz developed by East Coast musicians in the late 1950s as a rejection of the more relaxed, cool style of West Coast jazz.
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British Dictionary definitions for hard bop

hard bop

noun
1.
a form of jazz originating in the late 1950s that is rhythmically less complex than bop
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hard bop

noun phrase

A type of music resembling the blues that is related to, but more earthy and modal in approach than, straight bop: swing, bop, cool jazz, hard bop, funky jazz (1950s+ Jazz musicians)


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