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Bebop has frequent chord changes many notes in the melody and brisk tempos Cool has less frequent chord changes sparse melody and moderate tempos


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See the "Overview" section of Wikipedia's "Cool jazz" article. Quoted here: Broadly, "cool" refers to a number of post-war jazz styles employing a more subdued approach than that found in other contemporaneous jazz idioms. As Paul Tanner, Maurice Gerow, and David Megill suggest "the tonal sonorities of these conservative players could be compared to ...


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Cool jazz is a style of jazz that arose as a sort of response to the growing popularity in bebop. Bebop featured fast-paced, syncopated, energetic music and frantic improvised solos. Cool jazz, in contrast, had a mellow and emotionally subtle "coolness" about it. There is still much melodic and harmonic complexity to it but you still won't see the same use ...


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