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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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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 USD $70.95  


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 USD $89.95  


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 USD $107.95  


MERINGUE - (by Ken Gregory)  Year: 2012
Ken Gregory Powerful 6/8 Rhythm with Sax and Trumpet Soaring Melodic Lines. Art Blakey meets the Brecker Brothers with Driving Bass and Drum Groove, Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
527974 6:52 Fast 166 USD $141.95  


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 USD $97.95  
Variation A (just drums and doublebass) - Jazz, Hard Bop  
591021 1:04 Very Fast 246 USD $81.95  
Variation B (no drums) - Jazz, Hard Bop  
591023 1:04 Very Fast 246 USD $81.95  
Variation C (no piano) - Jazz, Hard Bop  
591025 1:04 Very Fast 246 USD $81.95  


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 USD $37.95  


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, Latin Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Latin Jazz
405212 2:40 Med Fast 138 USD $117.95  
Bed - Jazz, Hard Bop
405216 2:40 Med Fast 138 USD $117.95  


MAIDEN KOREA - (by Thomas Beckner)  Year: 1985
Thomas Beckner A cool jazz piano trio track with a modern angular melody. Sets a dramatic mood for a late night scene. 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 USD $79.95  


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 USD $120.95  


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 USD $106.95  


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 USD $89.95  


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 USD $154.95  


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 USD $123.95  


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 USD $124.95  


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 USD $123.95  


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 USD $107.95  


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 USD $107.95  


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. Hip and cool, this retro jazzy piece features tenor sax and piano. Up-tempo, bright, intense track, with strong drumbeat, piano, and, Instrumental, Jazz, Modern Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Modern Jazz
637238 2:04 Medium 126 USD $89.95  
Full Track A - Jazz, Hard Bop
637235 0:30 Med Fast 126 USD $89.95  
Full Track B - Jazz, Hard Bop
637237 2:04 Med Fast 126 USD $89.95  
Full Track C - Jazz, Hard Bop
637236 2:04 Med Fast 126 USD $89.95  
Full Track D - Jazz, Hard Bop
637234 0:15 Med Fast 126 USD $89.95  


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 USD $124.95  


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 USD $107.95  


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 USD $190.95  
Variation A (No Melody) - Jazz, Hard Bop
425162 3:39 Very Fast 170 USD $137.95  
Variation B (No Melody Or Horns) - Sports, Sports Energizing Music
425161 3:39 Very Fast 170 USD $137.95  


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 USD $121.95  


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 USD $127.95  


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 USD $89.95  


IDLE TIME - (by Skip Peck)  Year: 2016
Skip Peck A happy-go-lucky swinging jazz song with a carefree attitude featuring piano, vibes, guitar, bass and drums with brushes. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Hard Bop
847185 3:37 Very Fast 186 USD $129.95  


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 USD $141.95  


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 USD $119.95  


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 USD $111.95  


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 USD $118.95  


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 USD $339.00  


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 USD $120.95  


WICKED JAZZ RING - (by Funtime Ringtones)  Year: 2004
Funtime Ringtones Super Fast Hard Be-Pop With Wacky Sax, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Stinger - Jazz, Hard Bop  
260477 0:15 Fast 160 USD $62.95  


REFORMATRIX - (by Pere Soto)  Year: 2014
Pere Soto modern jazz song with great melody, Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (modern jazz song) - Jazz, Hard Bop
701183 6:11 Very Fast 245 USD $160.95  

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