This is a list of hard bop
and hard boppish albums. Recently, i’ve been feeling for hard bop – especially albums i havent really listened to much. And, i’m hoping to learn something.
Many are prototypical hard bop. Some are marginally hard bop. And, some are more post-bop
, whatever that means. Some are somewhat cool (as in cool jazz
), others somewhat soul jazz
. And, sometimes free jazz
creeps in. In other words, they kinda make up the mainstream trends in jazz and are mostly hard boplike. But, you should always let the music speak for itself – this is just for fun. (Theres not really any fusion
Many of the albums are classic. Most are major works of art and craft. I dont know if i dig all the albums, but most are pretty good. If you check out about a quarter of these albums, you’ll get a real good idea of what hardbop
is if it’s anything at all.
This is a long list because jazz is big. There are top 10 or top 100 lists, but this is a mother. …