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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 saxophonists and pianists sound as if they were quite familiar with early rhythm and blues. Since the prime time period of hard bop (1955-70) was a decade later than bop, these differences were a logical evoluti ... Read More


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TRACK HACKER - (by Ray Egan)  Year: 2009
Ray Egan Hard bop/swing track with the classic setup: acoustic piano, set drums, upright bass with the inclusion of light vibes playing the lead notes with the piano. Nice groove overall. Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Jazz, Hard Bop
329676 0:30 Medium 127   


EMPERORS NEW GROOVE - (by Jive Ass Sleepers)  Year: 2012
Jive Ass Sleepers Swinging, retro Jazz with exotic and playful horn melody and energetic rhythm section that takes you back to the golden age of Blue Note records ala Miles Davis, Horace Silver, John Coltrane etc. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
562990 4:37 Fast 160   


EXCHANGING GLANCES - (by Alexander Peck)  Year: 2016
Alexander Peck A medium fast jazz swing tune with piano, vibes, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass and drums with percussion. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
824275 3:42 Med Slow 93   


A LITTLE SOMETHIN SOMETHIN - (by Alexander Peck)  Year: 2008
Alexander Peck A lively jazz swing piece at 260 bpm, featuring piano, electric piano, acoustic bass and drums. With improvised piano and electric piano solos. An energetic and whimsical sound track to a busy day. You know, A Little Somethin' Somethin'! Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
296311 3:03 Very Fast 260   


MONKEY HILL - (by David M Brown)  Year: 2010
David M Brown Named for the only hill in New Orleans, this is a fun swinging blowing tune with a good time feel, honking sax, and even has a bass solo! Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
432360 4:18 Fast 150   


MODERN JAZZ SAX CHORUS - (by Jakaranda)  Year: 2013
Jakaranda A very fast tempo jazz chorus played on tenor sax, piano, drums and doublebass. Perfect for all scenes on, smokey clubs, fast living, lively quarter, intense life, fast driving, documentary, commercials, game show, Harlem, road movie, car race. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Jazz, Hard Bop  
591018 1:04 Very Fast 246   
Variation A (just drums and doublebass) - Jazz, Hard Bop  
591021 1:04 Very Fast 246   
Variation B (no drums) - Jazz, Hard Bop  
591023 1:04 Very Fast 246   
Variation C (no piano) - Jazz, Hard Bop  
591025 1:04 Very Fast 246   


IN THE ZONE - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2006
Skip Peck A very fast swinging jazz tune with piano, bass, drums, flute and marimba. This is the fast lane for sure, led by the pianist with a spirited solo and followed by a rousing flute solo. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Segue - Jazz, Hard Bop
278485 3:59 Very Fast 270   


SHE'S SO LATE - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2014
Skip Peck A snappy and perky jazz swing tune filled with vim and vigor with acoustic guitar, piano, harmonica, acoustic bass and drums. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
748612 3:04 Very Fast 234   


HARD BOP FINGER POP - (by Jive Ass Sleepers)  Year: 2012
Jive Ass Sleepers Upbeat, retro and playful Jazz with catchy horn riffs and a cookin rhythm section that captures the sound of classic Blue Note records artists such as Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley etc. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
562657 1:51 Medium   


SOY SAUCE - (by Jim Pearce)  Year: 2002
Jim Pearce A hard swinging blusey jazz tune. Piano and sax share the melody and the solos. A deep walking upright bass and driving drums propel the groove. Coltrane type sax solo. From the modal hard bop genre. Similar to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers or Horace Silver. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
671380 4:39 Fast 84   


INCLINATIONS - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2007
Skip Peck A high energy swinging jazz tune with piano, bass, drums, guitar, flute and marimba. This tune is inclined towards high energy. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Segue - Jazz, Hard Bop
278488 3:18 Very Fast 246   


MANHATTAN JAM - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2007
Skip Peck A fast cookin' jazz tune with piano, bass, guitar, drums, marimba and flute. It's Manhattan at any time of day or night and it's alive and jammin' with energy. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Segue - Jazz, Hard Bop
278841 2:58 Very Fast 240   


MAKING UP STORIES - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2011
Skip Peck A jerky and nervous jazz swing tune with piano, sax, guitar, bass and drums. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
728286 3:17 Very Fast 180   


THE FLIRTY MAN - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2015
Skip Peck A medium swing tune filled with twists and turns throughout, with piano, vibes, acoustic guitar and drums. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
771294 2:59 Very Fast 180   


THE ZENITH EXPRESS - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2006
Skip Peck A very fast smokin' jazz swing tune with piano, bass, drums and flute. This train always arrives ahead of schedule. In fact you arrive before you leave. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Segue - Jazz, Hard Bop
279428 2:37 Very Fast 300   


FAT FOOT (UP TEMPO HARD BOP) - (by Adagio Music)  Year: 2008
Adagio Music A scorching up tempo original be-bop tune featuring real trumpet, tenor sax, upright bass instruments in all their virtuosity for your media project. Great for a live retro club scene, advertisements for a wide range of products, music for special occasions. Sophisticated fun and cool finger snappin, Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
375595 4:15 Very Fast 227   


SUNDAY DRIVE - (by Jim Pearce)  Year: 2002
Jim Pearce Sounds like an old detective show. Sultry upright bass and piano. Also great sax. Strong lead in could be used as theme song. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
418833 5:45 Med Slow 84   


ONE MORE BEBOP. - (by Alexander Khaskin)  Year: 2009
Alexander Khaskin Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
324612 1:50 Medium 111   


SUN VOYAGER - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2006
Skip Peck A 16 beat contemporary jazz tune with bright grand piano, fat acoustic bass and drums kickin' it. Daring, bold, stirring, strong and firm but gentle. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
277732 4:04 Slow 72   


FUNKAMUNKA - (by Paul Freitas)  Year: 2010
Paul Freitas Early 1960s funky jazz quintet with trumpet and tenor sax. Lean and mean. Rhythmic. Bluesy. Funky groove. Lively. Cool. Hip. Sexy. Attitude, Groovy. Car commercials, Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
405212 2:40 Med Fast 138   
Bed - Jazz, Hard Bop
405216 2:40 Med Fast 138   


LET'S BE FRIVOLOUS - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2013
Skip Peck A lively and positive jazz swing tuneful of fun and frivolity featuring piano, vibes, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass and drums. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
671216 3:10 Very Fast 200   


PASSIONATE FRENZY - (by Adagio Music)  Year: 2016
Adagio Music A medium up tempo swinging post bebop jam session that features a brass section, electric guitar, and flute trading solos. Has a live coffeehouse, jazz club, feel. Modern progression a great track for background, setting a mood, club scenes, retro vibes for media projects, film, radio, tv, videos. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
807362 3:23 Med Fast 130   


PERSPICACITY - (by Alan Marchand)  Year: 2008
Alan Marchand "Perspicacity" is a driving be-bop tune (quarter note = 200) performed by mellow vibraphone and backed by an acoustic piano trio. The arrangement provides background music for a barroom scene and/or transition music between scenes in an action flick. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Segue - Jazz, Hard Bop
293149 3:17 Very Fast 200   


NEW YORKING - (by Eric Bolvin)  Year: 2014
Eric Bolvin Sax and piano are featured in this 1960's style soul jazz. Sounds like Chick Corea, Miles Davis, other jazz greats. Lively, stimulating, and thoughtful in composition. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
637238 2:04 Med Fast 126   
Full Track A - Jazz, Hard Bop
637235 0:30 Med Fast 126   
Full Track B - Jazz, Hard Bop
637237 2:04 Med Fast 126   
Full Track C - Jazz, Hard Bop
637236 2:04 Med Fast 126   
Full Track D - Jazz, Hard Bop
637234 0:15 Med Fast 126   


MY LUCKY DAY - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2007
Skip Peck An upbeat and positive jazz swing tune with piano, bass, guitar and drums. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Segue - Jazz, Hard Bop
278842 2:05 Very Fast 187   


COOL HARD BOP RECEPTION MUSIC - (by Pete Bax)  Year: 2016
Pete Bax Today clubs worldwide are playing this style of Jazz it brings art to clubs and restaurants. When people are going out most want to hear all the instruments following a sequence. This is ideal for Hotels Restaurants the quartet is also ideal for receptions including politics. Presidents and Royalty, Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop  
803388 2:18 Very Fast 170   


WHEN IT COUNTS - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2015
Skip Peck A carefree and swinging jazz tune with piano, guitar, vibes, bass and drums. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
728303 2:41 Very Fast 180   


TRIBAL RUINS - (by Adagio Music)  Year: 2009
Adagio Music Post modern bebop swing tune featuring flute, Upright bass, piano, and drums. Reminiscent of the music from the Miles Davis Quintet of the mid 1960's. Strong background track for any media project. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
339604 4:48 Very Fast 174   


MY RAT PACK - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2014
Ron Komie Featuring a top LA brass section and smooth vocal scatting, this cool, groovy jazz combo swinger features a great tenor sax solo at:40. Lots of vibe and energy! Ala Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington. Male Vocals, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
690981 1:47 Very Fast 181   


MAIDEN KOREA - (by Thomas Beckner)  Year: 1985
Thomas Beckner A cool jazz piano trio track but with an angular melody reminicent of hard bop. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop  
360906 3:41 Fast 150   


AVA NOUVEAU - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2007
Skip Peck A fast swinging modal jazz tune with piano, acoustic bass, drums, flute and vibes. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
278269 3:18 Very Fast 246   


FIFTY SECOND STREET BLUES - (by Jim Pearce)  Year: 2013
Jim Pearce Smoking Jazz Organ Trio with Guitar lead. Like Wes Montgomery and Jimmy Smith grooving on the blues. Late night in a New York Jazz club. Down and dirty Jazz blues in the pocket and soulful. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
611394 1:38 Medium 120   


THE BQE AT FIVE - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2006
Skip Peck A very fast fun swing tune with piano, bass, drums and flute. Only fools go the speed limit on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Keep your foot down and follow the drummer. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Segue - Jazz, Hard Bop
279426 2:58 Very Fast 270   


MAKING TIME - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2009
Skip Peck A medium fast jazz swing tune with piano, vibes, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass and drums with percussion. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
359504 3:42 Very Fast 186   


KEEP LOOKING - (by Colin Willsher)  Year: 2005
Colin Willsher Keep Looking - A moody and investigative jazz groove featuring tenor saxophone, vibraphone and fretless bass. Fades from 3:05. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
255860 3:35 Med Slow 94   


DEEP FRIED - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2007
Skip Peck A fast jazz swing tune with piano, electric bass, guitar, flute and drums. A real cooker with the electric bass and flute frying the melody in the same pan. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Segue - Jazz, Hard Bop
279432 2:51 Very Fast 270   


NOWHERE FAST - (by Ethereal Motion)  Year: 2009
Ethereal Motion Progressive upbeat powerhouse of an instrumental jazz song with tight horn sections and groovy tenor sax melody. Cool chorus sections with horns and melody with big drums and bass. Good for any chase scene in film or television. Upbeat and driving! Sounds like Maynard Ferguson meets Tower Of Power. Instrumental, Jazz, Jazz Fusion
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Jazz Fusion
425160 3:41 Very Fast 170   
Variation A (No Melody) - Jazz, Hard Bop
425162 3:39 Very Fast 170   
Variation B (No Melody Or Horns) - Sports, Sports Energizing Music
425161 3:39 Very Fast 170   


PINDROP - (by Eric Bolvin)  Year: 2002
Eric Bolvin A swingin' good time was had by all with this Monk inspired, spirited trio piece. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
369327 3:42 Medium 105   


PICK ME - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2012
Skip Peck A very rhythmic melody jumps around like lottery balls, featuring piano, vibes, guitar, bass and drums. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
674617 4:57 Very Fast 223   


PROPHET'S UNITED - (by Andy Bianco)  Year: 2015
Andy Bianco A rich, moody, spacey, swinging harmonically sophisticated jazz waltz for organ trio with an intervallic melody & an alternating swinging section in 4/4. Featuring high energy improvised solos from guitar and organ. Very 60's sounding & psychedelic; it would be great for music in a film or TV show. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
721765 8:47 Medium 124   


GET YOUR THRILLS ON ROUTE 66 - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2009
Bobby Cole An upbeat swinging jazz track straight from the 1940s. Grab your partner and get your groove on to this stomping jazz number. Played by a jazz quartet including piano, double bass, drums, hammond organ and a fender rhodes! Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
502291 3:28 Slow 61   


MOBSTER JACK FULL - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2016
Ron Komie Featuring a top LA brass section, thumping upright bass, swinging drums, cool jazz piano, this swaggering retro gangster vibe has that awesome film noir gumshoe feel with anti prohibition wildness. Ala Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, and Duke Elling, Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Big Band
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
16 Mixes Available
786674 2:41 Very Fast 180   


SINGING LIKE A BIRD - (by Pete Bax)  Year: 2014
Pete Bax Charles "Charlie" Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer I have tried to capture his style and make the Bird sing again. Unfortunately no one has taken Jazz into his world but it wont stop me trying to get it, Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop  
690996 2:02 Med Fast 135   

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