Contemporary Post-Bop

Contemporary Post-Bop Concerts


Contemporary Post-Bop is a genre of jazz that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s as a response to the avant-garde movement of the 1960s. It combines elements of traditional bop with more modern and experimental approaches, resulting in a unique and forward-thinking sound.

The origins of Contemporary Post-Bop can be traced back to musicians such as Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Chick Corea. These artists were heavily influenced by the innovations of bebop and hard bop but sought to push the boundaries further. They incorporated elements from free jazz, fusion, funk, and rock into their music, creating a more complex and eclectic style.

One key characteristic of Contemporary Post-Bop is its emphasis on improvisation. Musicians often engage in extended solos that explore different harmonic structures and rhythmic patterns. This allows for greater freedom of expression and encourages creative experimentation within the framework of the composition.

Another characteristic is the use of complex harmonies and unconventional chord progressions. Artists often incorporate dissonance and chromaticism into their compositions, challenging traditional tonalities while still maintaining a sense of structure.

Over time, Contemporary Post-Bop has evolved alongside other genres such as fusion, Latin jazz, and world music. Artists like Joe Henderson, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Kurt Rosenwinkel have continued to push the boundaries of this genre by incorporating diverse influences from various musical traditions.


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