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cool jazz

n.
A style of jazz that emerged by the early 1950s, characterized by rhythmic and emotional restraint, extensive legato passages, and a reflective character.

[On the model of hot jazz, bop.]
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Noun1.cool jazz - jazz that is restrained and fluid and marked by intricate harmonic structures often lagging slightly behind the beatcool jazz - jazz that is restrained and fluid and marked by intricate harmonic structures often lagging slightly behind the beat
jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
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In the Georgian Theatre say it loud DJ Paul Ford will be serving up nine and a half hours of classic cool jazz as a host of bands take to the theatre's stage for a day of 'jazzaction'.
Utilising other members of the Miles Davis group, Hancock delivered some genuinely cool jazz alongside notable up-beat numbers like Bring Down The Birds (as sampled by Dee Lite on their kitsch hit Groove Is In The Heart).
Brittain in particular has a long track-record of supporting overseas stars and struck an instant rapport with Nakatani when the rider partnered the Newmarket trainer's Cool Jazz to victory in the Group 3 Diadem Stakes at Ascot in 1995 on his first British ride.
Highlighting the funky tone is Hotei's music score, which mixes cool jazz, rock and plangent bass guitar in a memorable soundtrack.
JAZZ & BLUES Walsall Jazz Orchestra: 8.30pm, Bolehall Manor Club, Amington Rd, Tamworth 01827 58654; Live Cool Jazz: 9pm, Tower of Song, 107 Pershore Rd South, Kings Norton 0121 486 1300; Europa Jazz Band: 8.30pm, The Regis, Reddal Hill Rd, Cradley Heath 01384 569019.
Performers are travelling from Spain, the Czech Republic, America, Korea, Hungary and Poland, and include West Coast cool jazz veteran Herb Geller, saxophonist Alan Barnes, trumpeter Digby Fairweather and singer Val Wiseman.
The Cool Jazz Quartet - John Polese, Mike Hands, Dennis Caffey and singer Marieke Schuurz - will be featured in "Jazz Anthology," a new choreographic compilation.
Jed Grimes - "cool jazz grooves, cut with traditional and world beat flavours and Geordie insouciance" - appears at the General Ludd at The Wheel tonight.
If relaxing with some cool jazz on a warm summer's evening sounds like music heaven, Andy Roberts is back to supply the sounds in a new series, Jazz Connection.
nLOUELLA STUD, whose stallions last season included Primitive Rising, Perpendicular and Cool Jazz, has been relocated from North Yorkshire to its 'sister' farm at Bardon in Leicestershire.
The month has become North America's favorite for the festival season--in Los Angeles and Gotham, jazz blossoms like dogwood with the Hollywood's Bowl's Playboy fest (this year is its 20th) and American Jazz Institute's California Cool Jazz Festival, JVC Jazz Festival New York Jazz Festival.
Helping to raise funds for orphans in Moldavia, admission is pounds 10 per head, with chicken or fish and chips for supper, plus full evening of cool jazz and easy listening pops.