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Bebop & Beyond


Bebop & Beyond is really a repertory ensemble specialized in interpreting functions from the present day jazz canon and something of the couple of working jazz rings that’s also a not-for-profit company (Benny Carter, Jimmy Heath, and Orrin Keepnews take a seat on its table of advisors). Founded and led by San Francisco-based tenor saxophonist Mel Martin, the music group offers, since its inception, focused on improvements of traditional bebop music by Charlie Parker, Tadd Dameron, and Charles Mingus. Their record Bebop & Beyond Takes on Dizzy Gillespie was the trumpet innovator’s last studio date.

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Full Name Bebop & Beyond
Music Songs Think of One, Wheatleigh Hall, Father Time, Rhythm Man, That's Earl, Brother, Diddy-Wa-Diddy, Manteca/A Night in Nazca, I Waited For You, Ugly Beauty, Con Alma, One for All, Tuning Pitch, Longhorn, Misterioso, San Francisco Holiday, Brilliant Corners, Criss Cross, Who Knows, Gallop's Gallop, Mr. B.C., Crepescule With Nellie, Blues for Woody
Albums Plays Dizzy Gillespie, Bebop & Beyond Plays Thelonious Monk, Bebop

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