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VIDEO / DVD: New Hard-Bop Videos

Hard bop emerged in the early 1950s when a new generation of New York jazz musicians began combining original compositions with funky rhythms, a stronger, sophisticated beat and tightly arranged horns influenced by the rise of RandB. As the decade evolved, the hard-bop sound smoothed out, placing an emphasis on collective harmony and the driving force of individual soloists.and#0160; Here are a bunch of newly posted videos of hard bop groups in action: Here’s Miles Davis in a moonscape on Amsterdam TV in 1957 with Barney Wilen (ts), Rene Urtreger (p), Pierre Michelot (b) and Kenny Clarke (d) wrapping up Dig… Here’s Lee Morgan in 1965 with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers playing Easy Living, with John Hicks (p) Victor Sproles (b) and Blakey (d)… Here’s vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson and tenor saxophonist Harold Land in 1969 with Stanley Cowell (p), Reginald Johnson (b) and Joe Chambers (d) playing Theme from Blow Up (Herbie Hancock) and Oleo (Sonny Rollins)… Here’s Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers on TV in 1974, And here’s the Horace Silver Trio playing Song for My Father in the 1980s… …

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