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Hardbop (Music subgenre)
Hardbop (also hard bop) is a subgengre of jazz, that emerged in the middle of the fifties. It continues bebop by referring deeper to Afro-American elements. Here, the complex melody sequences of cool jazz were simplified without compromising on intensity. Famous representatives were Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins or Cannonball Adderley. An even more stringent version of hard bop is the soul jazz, which has been popular in the sixties.
Hardbop in Reviews
Music Review | posted 17.02.2020
Sasaki Hideto & Sekine Toshiyuki Quartet +1
Stop Over
Released in 1976 in a small edition, the great »Stop Over« by Sasaki Hideto & Sekine Toshiyuki Quartet +1 now gets a second chance.
Music Review | posted 13.04.2016
Florian Pellissier Quintet
Cap De Bonne Esperance
With »Cap De Bonne Esperance«, the French jazzmen of the Florian Pellissier Quintet have captured the spirit of classic Hardbop.
Music Review | posted 27.08.2015
Natural Information Society & Bitchin Bajas
Automaginary
The collaboration with Natural Information Society that led to »Automaginary« is a blessing for Bitchin Bajas. It’s as if they’ve let the stoned Genie out of the bong.
Music Review | posted 15.03.2013
Hannibal Marvin Peterson
The Tribe
The indisputable masterpiece of the god-father of spiritual jazz is history turned into sound. Now, it has announced its conquering expedition towards our regions.
Music Review | posted 03.11.2011
Lloyd McNeill Quartet
Washington Suite
Lloyd McNeill belongs to the group of musicians, who declared the ‘New Thing!’ in Jazz in the beginning of the 1970s. His second album – out of stock since back then – has now been re-released.
Music Review | posted 03.11.2011
Steve Colson & The Unity Troupe
Triumph!
Music-wise and optically, Steve Colson’s debut was already a well done job when it was released in 1980. What was available as a private pressing back then is now finally being re-released.
Recent Articles
Music Column | posted 21.03.2021
Records Revisited
Yellow Magic Orchestra – BGM (1981)
Cues for the future: on their fourth album, »BGM«, the synth wizards of Yellow Magic Orchestra drafted background music for generations to come.
Music List | posted 15.04.2021
Jenn Wasner (Flock Of Dimes)
10 All Time Favs
With her solo project Flock of Dimes, Jenn Wasner has just released her most personal and at the same time most substantially far-reaching album. We asked the musician to name 10 Vinyl records that have shaped, improved, and educated her.
Music Review | posted 07.04.2021
Rogér Fakhr
Fine Anyway
With »Fine Away«, the Habibi Funk label has compiled and reissued songs by Lebanese songwriter Rogér Fakhr.
Music Review | posted 04.04.2021
Niko Tzoukmanis
Hope Is The Sister Of Despair
First released in 2013, »Hope Is The Sister Of Despair« by Niko Tzoukmanis has now been reissued in an slightly expanded version on Libreville.
Music News | posted 08.03.2021
Elias Rahbani
Exclusive Edition: »Mosaic Of The Orient«
The great Lebanese songwriter Elias Rahbani passed away in January. His album »Mosaic Of The Orient« is now being reissued. Exclusively from us it is available in a limited Red Vinyl Edition.