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  • n. A form of small-group jazz music that emerged in the early 1960s, under the influence of artists such as Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock


post- +‎ bop (Wiktionary)


  • In jazz criticism two full generations of musicians and styles are commonly referred to as "postbop," meaning subsequent to Charlie Parker's and Dizzy Gillespie's innovations of the late 1940s.

    The Singing Epidemic

  • The punchy postbop themes of Scanners and Not Sure are typical Berne works – exultant, convoluted twisters over edgy, driving percussion.

    Tim Berne: Snakeoil – review

  • Tim Garland, the British reeds player and composer, has a stack of credentials as a powerful postbop tenor-swinger.

    This week's new live music

  • Elsewhere, bassist Mick Coady's quartet (Wednesday) features saxophonist Michael Buckley and postbop pianist Ivo Neame, while the Fringe Magnetic is augmented by vibraphonist Jim Hart and trumpeter Alex Bonney (Thursday).

    This week's new live music

  • Though Mr. Waits's recordings of their compositions are often dressed with unorthodox arrangements that blend elements of Weimar cabaret, Mexican folk, industrial rock, postbop and R&B, the songs can be stripped down to their essentials.

    The Storyteller's Secret

  • No venue is designated for one or another stream: The postbop attack of trumpeter Wallace Roney and his quintet was presented at the same hall as guitarist Marc Ribot's rock- and free-jazz-influenced Ceramic Dog.

    The Broad Tent of Jazzfest

  • The free-wheeling Mostly Other People Do the Killing, a quartet that jumps from postbop to funk to free jazz—often within the span of a few bars—worked the same stage as Rudresh Mahanthappa, whose album "Samdhi" ACT incorporates straight-ahead jazz, electronica and Indian percussion and modes.

    The Broad Tent of Jazzfest

  • But Glasgow 2011 represents jazz of many persuasions, including the subtle improvising of pianist Kit Downes (Glasgow Art Club, Wed), the powerful avant-funk of Tommy Smith, (Stereo, Wed) and the virtuosic postbop of trumpet maestro Terence Blanchard (Old Fruitmarket, Thu).

    This week's new live music

  • Monday's opening night is a showcase for Cyrus Chestnut, a graceful postbop player with blues and gospel roots.

    This week's new live music

  • He can play the daylights out of full-on postbop or explore north-Euro ambience, but he calls his hard-hitting Karma fusion group his "grunge band" – a misnomer for a rare splicing of rich-toned, pipe-like themes, fiercely guttural up-tempo tenor improv, Arabic and Irish music, and tight grooving.

    This week's new live music


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