Thelonious Monk Quartet

The melody is pretty the same throughout the first song. it is pretty fast pace as well. There is no call and response because this is  bebop jazz. There is no scat either. 

The solo has an intricate melody and uses multiple notes and beats on the drum. He plays the drums very quick. 

The rhythm is cool and relaxed but quick. It is pretty complex because its bebop. 

In the solo, the melody and rhythm mesh really well. The rhythm is very upbeat. 

The piano coincides with the notes played by the saxophone. 

The drums, piano, and saxophone kind of harmonize but it sounds like they’re on their own flow as well all at the same time. 

The songs do not swing because in bebop, the notes are more complex and stick to a melody. 

There is a lot of improvisation especially on the piano and saxophone. The piano made rapid chord changes. 

There is no dancing at all, probably because bebop doesn’t contain any dance as swing did. 

The performance was very creative because there was a lot of chord changes and improvisation which shows the creative freedom of the artist. 

The polyrhythm was very easy to spot and it made the songs very interesting to listen to. 

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Angela Brown

Angela Brown

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I did Herbie Hancock’s album titled Thrust. The album incorporates many elements of jazz fusion. His use of the electric keyboard really popularized his music

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Young Lyons

Each era in time has its very own jazz movement. In the ’80s & ’90s, it was called the Young Lions.  Led by Wynton Marsalis

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