[Dixielandjazz] Did Bop Kill Jazz?

Mike C. mike at railroadstjazzwest.com
Wed Jan 10 18:09:40 PST 2007

I like Bop a lot actually. When it is played correctly it is very exciting and the possibilities are endless. Another thing is that not all bop was played at lightning speed; it has a harmonic angle that wasn't common in earlier jazz(i.e Boppers flatted their fifths and ninths).


>  -------Original Message-------
>  From: dwsi at aol.com
>  Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Did Bop Kill Jazz?
>  Sent: 10 Jan '07 15:19
>  Agree that Bop was never a popular genre. Could care less about "artistic
>  triumph". Simply disagree that Bop set any wheels in motion that killed
>  jazz.
>  I have a naive question. Many listmates obviously are not big fans of bop, but some are. For those who are: Q. Does anybody really LOVE bop? All I hear is how much I should admire the talent it takes to play it--and how fast the notes come. Is that what boppers dig? What happened to loving the music itself? Maybe I'm just old fashioned.
>  Dan (Backup piano) Spink
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