Course DescriptionBebop burst upon the scene in 1943 when Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Pettiford appeared at the Onyx Club on 52nd Street in New York. The new music turned the jazz world upside down with its revolutionary approach to melody, harmony and rhythm. It seemingly came out of nowhere but in fact had been developing underground in Harlem at Minton’s Playhouse and Monroe’s Uptown House with Charlie Parker, Kenny Clarke, Thelonious Monk and others. Independent record companies such as Savoy and Dial began recording the new sounds and soon it was discovered throughout the world. This course explores the roots, birth and development of modern jazz via recordings, rare film footage and memorabilia including the people and places where the music developed.
Mary Ann Wilson
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