See bop .
A style of music developed by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and others in the early 1940s and characterized by challenging harmonies and heavily syncopated rhythms that demanded a new standard for instrumental virtuosity and impacted every subsequent style of jazz.
Bebop which was developed in the early and mid-1940s is a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos and improvisation based on harmonic structure rather than melody.
Complex improvised jazz.
A form of music characterized by fast tempos and agitated rhythms that became highly popular in the decade following World War II.
an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
A style of jazz that developed from swing and emphasizes virtuoso soloing
Jazz music developed in the 1940s by small groups of young musicians in which simple standard tunes or their chord progressions were used as a springboard for improvisation.
Complex jazz style developed in the 1940s. Also bop.
A style of jazz identifiable by unusual rhythms, dissonance and lots of improvisation.
the style of jazz developed by young players in the early 40s, particularly Parker, Gillespie, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Christian and Bud Powell. Small groups were favored, and simple standard tunes or just their chord progressions were used as springboards for rapid, many-noted improvisations using long, irregular, syncopated phrasing. Improv was based on chordal harmony rather than the tune. The 'higher intervals' of the chords (9th, 11th and 13th) were emphasized in improv and in piano chord voicings, and alterations were used more freely than before, especially the augmented 11th. The ground beat was moved from the bass drum to the ride cymbal and the string bass, and the rhythmic feel is more flowing and subtle than before. Instrumental virtuosity was stressed, while tone quality became more restrained, less obviously 'expressive'. The style cast a very long shadow and many of today's players 60 years later could be fairly described as bebop.
a termed coined about 1945 to describe jazz characterized by improvised solo performances in dissonant and complex patterns, often by accentuation of the second and fourth beats in each four-four measures and by the twelve-bar “blues” phrase structure, and sometimes by the singing of nonsense syllables
Bebop or bop is a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos and improvisation based on harmonic structure rather than melody. It was developed in the early and mid-1940s. It first surfaced in musicians' argot some time during the first two years of the Second World War.