Hard Bop

Hard Bop is said to have originated in the 1950s when journalists started using the term to describe various new styles of Jazz. With a lot of notable musicians such as Horace Silver, Clifford Brown, Charles Mingus, Art Blakey, Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Thelonious Monk and Tadd Dameron all providing much needed exposure on the genre with a wide variety of hit singles & records. The sound is often described as a perfect blend of jazz and rhythm and blues, gospel music, and blues, especially with its saxophone and piano playing aspects.

If you like jazz then maybe this is for you!