Hard Bop

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Hard bop is a subgenre of jazz that is an extension of bebop (or "bop") music. Journalists and record companies began using the term in the mid-1950s to describe a new current within jazz which incorporated influences from rhythm and blues, gospel music, and blues, especially in saxophone and piano playing.

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bobdrew3 posted 8 months ago:

A great article on the origins and major players of hard bop is Hard Bop Essay by Scott Yanow. The article contains key background info and a list of 17 essential hard bop recordings that would be a great resource for those looking to further explore this genre.

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