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Cool jazz is a type of jazz that is understated and subtle and often encompasses West coast jazz or West coast cool, which originated primarily from California. The Claude Thornhill Orchestra and Lennie Tristano recorded cool jazz as early as the late 1940s. Thornhill's most popular song "Snowfall" is still played today.

Along with the bebop movement developed during the 1940s, the 1950s ushered in a lighter, more romantic style of jazz called "cool." The roots of cool jazz can be traced back to various earlier styles.

Some other cool jazz artists:

Dave Brubeck with Paul Desmond
Stan Getz
Modern Jazz Quartet
Gerry Mulligan with Chet Baker
Miles Davis with Gil Evans
Lee Konitz
Chico Hamilton
George Shearing
Shelly Manne

See also


Jazz | Jazz genres
Acid jazz - Asian American jazz - Avant-garde jazz - Bebop - Dixieland - Calypso jazz - Chamber jazz - Cool jazz - Creative jazz - Free jazz - Gypsy jazz - Hard bop
Jazz blues - Jazz fusion - Jazz rap - Latin jazz - Mini-jazz - Modal jazz - M-Base - Nu jazz - Smooth jazz - Soul jazz - Swing - Trad jazz - West coast jazz
Other topics
Jazz standard - Jazz royalty

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