Featured Style: Hard Bop

Various Artists
The Prestige ...
Thelonious Monk
Brilliant Corners
Sonny Rollins
A Night at the ...
Kenny Dorham

Genre: Jazz »
Style: Hard Bop

Although some history books claim that Hard Bop arose as a reaction to the softer sounds featured in cool jazz, it was actually an extension of bop that largely ignored West Coast jazz. The main differences between hard bop and bop are that the melodies tend to be simpler and often more "soulful"; the rhythm section is usually looser, with the bassist not as tightly confined to playing four-beats-to-the-bar as in bop; a gospel influence is felt in some of the music; and quite often, the ...

Read More

Featured Mood: Cold

AllMusic's moods are adjectives that describe the sound and feel of a song, album, or overall body of work. Brace yourself and give way to these albums that give off a cold vibe.

Joy Division
Kid A
David Bowie
Iggy Pop
The Idiot

Featured Theme: Early Morning

AllMusic's themes refer to activities or events particularly suited for a song, album or overall body of work. Brew the coffee and let the house be still as you listen to these early morning suggestions.

Stevie Wonder
Songs in the Key ...
Nick Drake
Bryter Layter
Ali Akbar Khan
Morning Visions
Antônio Carlos ...
Grant Green
Sunday Mornin'
Gordon Lightfoot
Early Morning ...