Colin M. Messinger '17, Gettysburg College
Student Research Paper
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Bebop, despite its rather short lifespan, would become a key influence for every style that came after it. Bebop’s effects on improvisation, group structure, and harmony would be felt throughout jazz for decades to come, and the best known musicians of the bebop era are still regarded as some of the finest jazz musicians to ever take the stage. But the characteristics of bebop can easily be determined from the music itself. [excerpt]
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Messinger, Colin M., "How Bebop Came to Be: The Early History of Modern Jazz" (2013). Student Publications. 188.