Post Bop

In the 1970’s and 80’s (the exact time span is arguable) the musicians who kept developing pure modern jazz – as opposed to “fusing” or “crossing over” to something with more mass audience appeal – formed a wide-ranging collection of approaches that have been termed “Post Bop”. Often this music was a direct reaction to what had gone on before so it‘s Bebop roots were quite hidden, but it mostly reflected an eclectic variety of influences that were not confined purely to the jazz that preceded it. Today, most jazz comes from this background – it honors its jazz roots while being influenced by other kinds of music – from American pop to global folk to European classical musics.