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A Fan's Guide to Jazz (201)

Week Four: BeBop, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charlie Parker

Can’t commit to a full course? Single classes are now available at Swing University for $35 each (fees may apply).

BeBop develops as a new, exciting, controversial, and even avant-garde sound in the 1940s, driven by two great geniuses: Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. What made it different from its predecessors, and how do you approach listening to it? Tonight we’ll cover its rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic revolutions, and trace its development and influence.

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