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—Blue Note Records (US)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The Blue Note jazz record label was established in New York in 1939 by German émigré Alfred Lion, who was joined in partnership in 1941 by his fellow countryman Francis Wolff. Initially, the label focused on boogiewoogie and traditional...

Bebop (Bop)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Bebop, sometimes referred to as bop, was an influential jazz style that emerged in the early 1940s. It was particularly associated with African-American musicians, prominent among whom were trumpeter John Birks ‘Dizzy’ Gillespie, alto...

Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Jazz emerged as a distinct musical form in the United States in the early decades of the twentieth century and is primarily of African-American origin. Its early influences are held to encompass elements of African and European music...