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Noun: hard bop
  1. A type of music resembling the blues that is related to, but more earthy and modal in approach than, straight bop.
    "Hard bop first developed in the mid-1950s, and is generally seen as originating with The Jazz Messengers, a quartet led by pianist Horace Silver and drummer Art Blakey."

Type of: bebop, bop

Encyclopedia: Hard bop