Evolution of Jazz

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    Early Jazz (New Orleans, Dixieland, ect.)

    The main theme of this era is collective improv!
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    Big Band and Swing Era

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    Be Bop

    Monk, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie were all key members of the original Jam at Minton's in new york!
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    Cool

    Miles Davis reacted to the intense, fiery, competitive spirit of bebop with chill, moody, and minimal arrangements/solos.
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    Hard Bop

    The amalgamation of bebop lines with the influence of blues, Gospel, and RnB music! One of my fave eras of the music.
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    Free Jazz/Avant Garde

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    Fusion and Jazz Rock

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    Eclecticism

    No particular trends in this era, but we see the innovations, crossovers, and continuations of genres. Some development of electronic instruments.