bebop bebop  /ˈbi ˌbɑp/


  1. (n) an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
  2. (v) dance the bebop




  1. Captured in a low-fi taping by Mingus and Roach, the concert showed what bebop--and live jazz--was all about.
  2. Gangsta rap, with its narrative tales and its cinematic funk-driven sound, offered a distinct alternative to the tricky bebop gymnastics of the freestyling East Coast.
  3. Bebop, the newest fad in such concerts, left him cold.


  1. Wildlife exhibit draws crowd

    Wildlife expert Bob Tarter brought his pet bobcat BeBop to the Hernando Public Library on Thursday as part of the library's summer program. Photo by Tess Catlett
    on June 24, 2013     Source: DeSoto Times-Tribune

  2. OBITUARY: Sam Most, Johnny Smith...Gone

    Risking the appearance of Rifftides becoming an obituary service, I must note the deaths in the past week of two supreme artists of the bebop era, flutist Sam Most and guitarist Johnny Smith.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: All About Jazz

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  1. "Max was one of the founders and original members of the A-Team of bebop," said fellow music legend Quincy Jones. "Outside of losing a giant and an innovator, I've lost a great, great friend. Thank God he left a piece of his soul on his...
    on Aug 16, 2007 By: Quincy Jones Source: Forbes

  2. "At that time bebop was just being born and Charlie Parker was the main man," said Coleman. "I said, `Oh man, what kind of music is that?' And I thought I'm going to play that."
    on Feb 7, 2007 By: Ornette Coleman Source: Washington Post

  3. "My goal is to uplift. The piano, to me, is a vehicle for connecting to other human beings. I'm very open to all forms of music. I'm not a bebop musician, I'm not a calypso musician, I'm not a reggae musician. I'm a musician who loves it all,"...
    on Feb 22, 2007 By: Monty Alexander Source: Jamaica Gleaner

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