Cops distrusted beboppers
for three main reasons: The new breed of jazzmen were anti-establishment, they were confrontational in matters of race, and they had a fondness for heroin.
Tradition of Douglass of David Walker Garner Turner Tubman of ragers yeh ragers (of Kings, & Counts, & Dukes of Satchelmouths & SunRa's of Bessies & Billies & Sassys & Ma's Musical screaming Niggers yeh tradition of Brown Wells & Brown Sterling & Brown Clifford of H Rap and H Box Black Baltimore sister blues antislavery singers countless funky blind folks & oneleg country beboppers
bottleneck in the guitarneck dudes whispering thrashing cakewalking raging ladies & gents getdown folks, elegant as skywriting tradition (Reader 303)
With these "heads," "the beboppers
made it impossible to hear their music as a version, a 'jazzing,' of some other repertory (pp.
Zootsuit spit-and-polish, like beboppers
of the forties and fifties on the sleeves of Hatch's record albums, Ward Wardell is leaning against a black hearse, his face cold and blank.
More discussion of the work of Parker and Gillespie may be expected by interested readers, but Owens has rendered a valuable service in discussing the larger history of bebop, including the current crop of beboppers
, among them trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and pianist Michel Petruccioni, who was born in France in 1962 and whose "fertile musical imagination regularly generates lengthy solos of high-energy bebop" (p.