from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Music Bop.
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- n. An early form of modern jazz played by small groups and featuring driving rhythms and complex, often dissonant harmonies.
- v. To participate in bebop jazz, such as by dancing in a way associated with the genre
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- n. an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
- v. dance the bebop
When 86-year-old Roy Haynes became a professional musician, in around 1942, the word "bebop" had probably not yet arrived in his native Boston.
Dhumraketsu on Sep 13, 2008 well … cowboy bebop is actually the only anime i would like to see in a live-action medium. the film noir/spaghetti western/bruce lee meets sci-fi background could all be well translated to film, considering that's where they come from! granted we need the right producer and director and cast.
People are going to watch these new movies and think wow, cowboy bebop is lame, or dragonballZ is lame … while not ever knowing what the actual series or original's that stemmed from it were. but most of all, keanu reeves playing spike …? no.
I know in bebop there was a lot of anxiety about missing the next revolution; Ornette Coleman literally scared a lot of us in 1959.
He explained that it was called bebop, and that it was the latest thing to hit jazz back home.
I knew how to play the music they called bebop, and I loved it.
110 - You don't have to be Chinese to be born in Singapore, remember cowboy bebop is set in the future and has characters from all races throughout the series.
Meanwhile, he recorded extensively in bebop and modal jazz settings, ranging from funky rhythms to ethereal modal harmonies; as a sideman on Blue Note albums and a leader of combos, he played original themes including “Maiden Voyage,” “Cantaloupe Island,” and “Watermelon Man,” which became a popular hit in Mongo Santamaria’s recording.
It's relatively easy for fast passagework to either float above the beat or get you from a particular beat A to beat B. (This is why I've always thought the phrases in bebop tunes are always beginning and ending on odd parts of the bar — it delineates the outline of the swing without necessarily having to swing itself.
They were playing this new style of music called bebop, a term that I have never been really happy with.