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Genre: straight-ahead jazz

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Parent Genre: jazz

Straight-ahead jazz is a genre that emphasizes swing, improvisation, and traditional jazz structures. It often features a small ensemble of instruments, such as a quartet or quintet, and focuses on the interplay between the musicians. The music is characterized by its use of bluesy melodies, complex harmonies, and rhythmic syncopation. The genre has roots in the bebop and hard bop movements of the 1940s and 1950s, and has continued to evolve over the years. Today, it is still a vibrant and popular style of jazz, with many talented musicians carrying on the tradition.


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Midnight Blue (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
1963
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The Magic of Now
2021
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Bassic Instinct
2021
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where are we
2023
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Standard Time Vol. 2: Intimacy Calling
1991
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The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons
2020
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#10. A Room With a View
1991
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Bells On Sand
2022
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At The Movies
2024
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The Next Phase
2010
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Woody III
2012
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Lovesome Thing
2021
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Noir en rouge (Live in Paris)
2018
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Blackbird
2005
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With The Tenors Of Our Time
1994

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List of straight-ahead jazz artists

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

#namepopularityfollowers
1 46 229274
2 38 107809
3 36 60270
4 43 86540
5 24 20692
6 32 26627
7 34 33304
8 37 27446
9 26 6205
10 22 24480
11 33 10338
12 24 10689
13 24 5282
14 30 20947
15 28 20313
16 23 11597
17 17 15125
18 16 3284
19 25 861
20 21 7644
21 20 5592
22 19 1974
23 15 3736
24 18 1373
25 17 996
26 17 961
27 15 2696
28 11 2844
29 12 2708
30 11 2212
31 10 1056
32 10 1663
33 8 2660
34 8 794
35 8 224
36 7 1651
37 6 1985
38 5 1163
39 5 410
40 4 559
41 2 231
42 3 911
43 3 223
44 3 723
45 2 1106
46 1 227
47 1 212
48 1 133

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