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A Return to a more energetic way of playing. Playing "hot", but with more control than in the Bebop which is more accessible to a wider audience. Bebop's purely harmonic and technical characteristics vanish and make room for a more melodic, smooth style of playing. The themes are less complicated and more melodic. A clear influence of Afro-...


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Bebop can in general be characterized by the following stylistic elements: fast tempos complex, highly syncopated rhythms advanced harmony using chords with added higher intervals (9ths, 11ths, 13ths), diminished and augmented chords, etc. an emphasis on improvised solos using higher intervals of chords, altered scales and chromaticism in improvisations. ...


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You're right, "Goodnight Julia" is certainly not bebop! In terms of a genre, it might be more trouble than it's worth to put a label on it, but smooth jazz might be the best option for this piece. As for other tenor sax pieces, I can't recommend much with lyrics, but you might want to check out Dexter Gordon, one of the most famous jazz tenor saxophonists ...


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It is normally played by small groups. The typical ensemble is formed of two horns and a rhythm section (quintet), but other common sizes ranged from trio to septet. The classic bebop combo consisted of saxophone, trumpet, double bass, drums and piano. Bebop musicians employed several harmonic devices not typical of previous jazz. Complicated harmonic ...


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