The Bebop era came about in the 1940s. Bebop is characterized by fast tempos, scatting, highlighting improvisation, and several melody changes. Bebop had many characteristics that were very different from swing music which represented the evolution and creativity of the art at the time. Bebop’s instrumentation typically consisted of trumpet, saxophone, bass, drums and piano. Bebop was not considered dance music therefore it was not as popularized or mainstream as swing was. Bebop was associated with the Civil Rights movement and elevated the status of several African-Americans. Bebop was associated with intellectual and innovative black people Bebop was performed in smaller clubs.
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Charlie Parker(alto saxophone), Sarah Vaughn(voice), Fats Navarro (trumpet)