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Despite a 5 decade plus run, the Hard Bop idiom remains one of the most classic and vibrant of all jazz sub-genres. Its immense contemporary freshness makes it difficult to place the year of any performance; only the recording technology offers a hint as to the date of its capture. The no-nonsense take no-prisoners mindset of artistic expression is elegantly captured in one of jazz's most enduring forms. Sit back and dig the sounds of hearty hard bop.
|Freddie Hubbard||Joy Spring||Born to Be Blue|
|Bob James Trio||Shooting Stars||Straight Up|
|Jimmy Cobb||Remembering the Rain||So Nobody Else Can Hear|
|Geri Allen||Introspection, Thelonious||Twenty One|
|Dave Bailey||Comin' Home Baby||2 Feet in the Gutter|
|George Benson||Hello Birdie||It's Uptown with the G. B. Quintet|
|Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers||No Problem (1st version)||Les Liaisons Dangereuses|
|Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen||McDougal Street Blues||Poetry for the Beat Generation|
|Rahsaan Roland Kirk||Once in a While||Rip, Rig and Panic|
|Freddie Hubbard||Full Moon and Empty Arms||Here to Stay|