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Genre: hard bop

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Parent Genre: jazz

Hard bop is a subgenre of jazz that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s. It is characterized by its fast tempo, complex chord progressions, and improvisational style. Hard bop musicians often incorporated elements of blues and gospel music into their compositions. The genre was known for its energetic and intense performances, with a focus on virtuosic solos. Hard bop was popularized by a number of influential jazz musicians, including those mentioned above.


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Organ, Piano, Trumpet, Saxophone, Vibraphone, Guitar, Trombone, Drum Kit, Double Bass, Clarinet, Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Horn Section

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Most popular hard bop albums

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Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve
1990
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Strictly Powell
1995
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Volume 2 (Vol. 2)
1956
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Young Chet
1996
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Soul Station
1960
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Somethin' Else (Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
1958
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The Sentinel (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
1977
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2 Trumpets
1956
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Standards
1998
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Planet Jazz - Jazz Budget Series
1997
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Incredible Jazz Guitar
2000
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Nights Of Ballads & Blues
1963
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Ballads (Deluxe Edition - Rudy Van Gelder Remaster)
1963
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The Complete 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia (Live)
2002
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Junior
1959
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Moanin' (Expanded Edition)
1959

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List of hard bop artists

Here is a list of hard bop artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the hard bop genre. You can find out what hard bop genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 42 102118
2 54 206487
3 48 458030
4 38 36070
5 42 171504
6 45 56202
7 41 88104
8 53 36313
9 48 129710
10 43 115230
11 40 49380
12 56 206039
13 42 125688
14 45 128141
15 32 18995
16 29 20300
17 41 38292
18 31 50423
19 26 83010
20 46 38771
21 51 57870
22 46 118009
23 48 90560
24 47 133694
25 46 142374
26 43 108617
27 41 21567
28 43 79245
29 42 218560
30 31 18505
31 43 13712
32 33 39334
33 34 12191
34 47 130158
35 37 25634
36 45 53112
37 62 2505584
38 39 59355
39 42 65169
40 38 48558
41 34 39377
42 45 156241
43 30 23455
44 35 21460
45 43 26527
46 35 15882
47 26 12709
48 46 15369
49 42 54375
50 45 4472
51 39 20378
52 40 6113
53 40 18279
54 51 268574
55 33 7373
56 29 5787
57 36 7931
58 25 10457
59 23 4880
60 18 7252
61 17 15402
62 46 9142
63 31 16839
64 25 11468
65 27 15586
66 43 35388
67 33 8574
68 24 15378
69 45 5523
70 29 12302
71 36 21671
72 33 13875
73 34 22877
74 24 8711
75 37 4507
76 30 4776
77 19 7362
78 26 12454
79 17 7274
80 22 11333
81 20 7937
82 32 2132
83 30 2179
84 26 3182
85 6 0
86 17 4862
87 25 6755
88 23 2716
89 23 2595
90 21 3108
91 20 4538
92 20 1027
93 17 2166
94 13 1077
95 12 1467
96 9 392
97 9 741
98 8 1358
99 6 531
100 5 377

hard bop playlist created by Chosic

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