Editors’ Notes Emerging in the early ‘40s as a reaction to swing’s codified function as dance music, bebop empowered young players to pursue an explicitly virtuosic yet breathlessly fun new sound. Pioneers like saxophonist Charlie Parker, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Bud Powell, and drummer Max Roach accelerated tempos, experimented with complex chord and key changes, and engaged in heroic, harmony-based improvisation, developing a template that many still regard as the standard for small-group jazz. By the late ‘50s, that approach had been streamlined, but these fiery acts of fiercely driving derring-do remain unparalleled in their influence.

SONG
ALBUM
Good Kick
2:36
 
Confirmation (Take 3 / Master)
2:58
 
The Thin Man (1947)
3:00
 
Short Life
1:57
 
Our Delight (Alternate Take) [Remastered]
3:06
 
Un Poco Loco (1998 Remaster) [The Rudy Van Gelder Edition]
4:46
 
Dexter Rides Again
3:18
 
I Mean You
3:03
 
Moody's All Frantic
2:36
 
Conglomeration
2:55
 
Groovin' High
2:40
 
The Story of Love
2:43
 
A Hundred Years from Today
2:58
 
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
4:02
 
2:41
 
Salt Peanuts
2:58
 
Donna Lee
2:34
 
Twisted
2:41
 
3:12
 
Elusive
5:13
 
Palo Alto
2:31
 
Up In Dodo's Room (Take 2)
3:16
 
Jay Bird
3:00
 
Hallelujah (Take F) [Original Master]
3:59
 
2:45
 
Nostalgia
2:43
 
Oodie Coo Bop (Ornithology) [Part 2] [Part 2]
2:51
 
Allen's Alley
3:05
 
Disorder At the Border
2:59
 
Stuffy
3:04
 
Thrivin' from a Riff
2:56
 
Riffin' and Jivin'
2:57
 
Red Arrow
5:11
 
Opus de Bop
2:32
 
Criss Cross (feat. Thelonious Monk Quintet)
2:56
 
Something For You (1945)
2:30
 
2:44
 
This Time the Dream's On Me
5:00
 
Shadrack (feat. Art Blakey & Kenny Drew)
2:35
 
4:54
 
2:54
 
Surf Ride
2:54
 
3:10
 
Brownie Speaks
3:46
 
Ecaroh
3:09
 
Low Tide
4:12
 
House Party Starting
5:40
 
Criss Cross (1990 Remaster)
3:45
 
Bea's Flat
3:00
 
2:44
 
Tempus Fugit
2:25
 
Convulsions
3:00
 
2:50
 
Deltitnu
3:36
 
3:55
 
Straight No Chaser
2:55
 
Peepin' Through the Keyhole
1:54
 
Guilty
3:04
 
It Might As Well Be Spring
3:10
 
Ezz-Thetic (feat. Miles Davis)
2:54
 
Off Minor
3:01
 
2:34
 
Epistrophy (Remastered)
2:54
 
Oop-Pop-a-Da (Remastered)
2:51
 
Minority
3:07
 
Smart Alec
2:58
 
Four Mothers (feat. The Giants)
2:50
 
He Beeped When He Should Have Bopped (Alternate Version)
2:46
 
4:54
 
4:17
 
Wild Leo
2:56
 
4:44
 
Blue Bird (feat. Swedish All Stars)
7:32
 
Get Happy
3:42
 
K.C. Blues
3:24
 
3:22
 
Frenesi
3:16
 
Talk A Little Bop
2:52
 
But Not for Me
7:00
 
Shaw 'Nuff
3:02
 
Dance of the Infidels (Alternate Take)
2:52
 
2:38
 
Minor 7th Heaven
4:11
 
Kenny's Blues
6:02
 
Bebop in Pastel (Take 3)
2:50
 
One Bass Hit, Pt. 1
2:57
 
Northwest Passage
3:09
 
Indiana (Back Home Again in Indiana)
2:45
 
9:10
 

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