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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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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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


RAG HAT BOOGIE - (by Kevin Reardon)  Year: 2010
Kevin Reardon Upbeat, Jazzy, and Fun Jazz/Hard Bop/Beebop Song feat. male vocals and sax. Trying to relax in a quiet upscale bar but then a flash from the past walks through the door and convinces him its not rest he needs, its a good time, pulling him to the dance floor as the uppity jazz band starts playing, Male Vocals, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
529397 2:57 Very Fast 176   


NEW YORKING - (by Eric Bolvin)  Year: 2014
Eric Bolvin Sax and piano are featured in this 1960's style soul jazz. 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   


FIREBALL ROBERTS - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2006
Skip Peck Very fast swinging jazz with electric piano, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, drums, piccolo and marimba. Like the legendary stock car driver, full of speed and very reckless. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Segue - Jazz, Hard Bop
278480 4:04 Mixed 270   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


CHRISTIAN EASES OUT - (by Alexander Peck)  Year: 2008
Alexander Peck A jazz waltz at 173bpm. Featuring piano (with piano solo), acoustic bass and drums. Filled with beautiful melodic twists and turns, and evoking great emotion, it's bitter sweet as Christian Eases Out! Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Swing Ensembles
296398 2:36 Very Fast 173   
Variation - Jazz, Hard Bop
324990 3:28 Very Fast 230   


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   


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   


EVENING NEWS - (by Andy Bianco)  Year: 2015
Andy Bianco A fast, hard swinging jazz/minor blues composition for guitar organ trio with high energy improvised solos from guitar and organ. In the style of Jack McDuff, George Benson & Lonnie Smith, this track is reminiscent of John Coltrane's "Mr. P. C.", Chick Corea's "Got a Match" & '60s jazz organ music. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
721764 4:04 Very Fast 250   


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   


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   


WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2012
Skip Peck A bossy and edgy jazz swing tune with piano, vibes, flute, guitar, drums and acoustic bass. Very motivating and adventurous. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
691764 3:40 Very Fast 184   


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   


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   


BREAK IT UP - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2014
Skip Peck A fast hard bop jazz tune that's on a rhythm mission featuring piano, harmonica, guitar, drums and bass. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
747592 2:53 Very Fast 175   


SRO - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2009
Skip Peck A jazz swing tune with a frenetic yet controlled melody and warmed friendly harmonies featuring piano, 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
356339 3:47 Very Fast 240   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   

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