Bop [bebop, rebop]
- Scott DeVeaux
One of the main styles of jazz, generally considered to be the foundation for modern jazz. It was developed in the early to mid-1940s by musicians such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Bud Powell. By the mid-1950s, it was used more generally to describe the musical language underlying various substyles, such as ...