I’m not a fan of Bebop – it’s not that I think it’s bad, per se – I just don’t understand it. Post-Swing Era jazz generally just leaves me cold, and I’m OK with that – it gives me more time to focus on music I like to dance to.
Today, I was highly amused to find Norma Miller’s take on it, which is a bit more extreme than mine. She just doesn’t mess around in her opinions. So here’s a take from one of the few remaining people who were on the scene when it all started. Enjoy 🙂