Bop ’til you stop: Bebop, Hard Bop and Post Bop
Bebop is the fundamental vehicle by which the carbohydrates of modern jazz—harmony, melody and rhythm (starch, sugar and fiber) — are churned and burned into the fuel of life. Since it first emerged nearly 70 years ago, bop has become pervasive, spouting various hybrids that include West Coast jazz, hard bop, and soul jazz. All of this is wrapped up in Bop ’til you stop, our celebration of bebop in all its permutations and splendor. We’ll keep the motor running — backdating toward the roots and updating the latest bop-centric releases that come to site — so punch up and enjoy.