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1(kind of jazz)bop masculine
- Ninesense was lead by sax player Dean, whose long association with Soft Machine paralleled a solo career that mixed post bop, free jazz and rock influences.
- The section ends almost whimsically with the band fixating upon a repeated bop riff and then finishing with an extended atonal blast.
- While Mazurek's early recordings showcased his ability as a player of straight bop inflected jazz, since then his concern seems to have been to strip away the extraneous.
- So it's not surprising that after leading the cutting edge within soul jazz & hard bop, very little new ground has been broken since the 1960s and 70s.
- An awesome bandleader, Eckstine first fronted a bop big band with musicians who established the vocabulary of modern jazz.
- Originally of the hard bop school, Ayers embraced the strains of black music coming from the radio, incorporating more R&B smoothness and disco push into his jazz-based playing.
- His tone tended to be hard and harsh and lacked the varied coloration of the bop innovator Charlie Parker.
- By the time she is stomping to ‘You're So Square’ or bringing the bop with the magnificent Mingus track ‘God Must Be a Boogie Man,’ she has won us over.
- These harmonies, however, fit into the jazz idiom just as bop made its way into the mainstream, enriching both.
- It's got a bop feel in the walking bass and the vibe hits, but the three singers find a whole new way to construct post-rock eeriness.
- But even when Chenaux is plucking out his excellent tension, the rest of the band generally keeps it cool and hip on the bop tip.
- The chameleonic Ribot shines in this setting with his unsurprisingly individual take on the bop guitar tradition.
- As the Vandermark reference suggests, what makes this band a joy to listen to is that they are part of that fraction of the jazz world that is not afraid to combine the energies unleashed by both bop and free jazz in a joyous mix.
- Chet's was an economical, West Coast jazz style, unlike the hard bop of the East Coast which was much harder, faster and higher.
- Throughout, Metheny's guitar (often fitted with a strangely saxophone-like sound) battles it out with Ornette's alto in an edgy exchange of riffs, tumbling bop phrases and squeals.
- His newest project, Ronnie Artur and his Orkestrio, is a faux bop, finger-snapping version of white jazz cool and spoken word collaboration.
- This collection dates from 1958, a period when hard bop & soul jazz were dominant in the contemporary jazz arena, and the roots of such music (the blues and gospel) are evident here.
- Everyone, including the characters, are better served by the hard bop than this bluesy, shapeless jazz, with its rare but painful false notes.
- Instead of advancing the case of hard bop like Blakey, he wanted to build bridges between rock, soul and jazz.
- But his self-appointed mission to restore to jazz a cultural-political clout it had in the first bop era and in the free-jazz of the 1960s makes him something considerably bigger.
2British informal(dance)to go for a bop — irse a mover / menear el esqueleto informal
intransitive verb bopping, bopped, bopped
1(dance)mover el esqueleto informalmenear el esqueleto informalbailar
- These were barely needed as soon everyone was down in the basement bopping on the dance floor or bobbing in the dark room.
- In 1985, aged 20, she met her future husband while bopping on the dance floor and they were married four years later.
- Licensing magistrates granted a Section 77 to the riverside pub, giving drinkers a chance to stay there until the witching hour three days a week, with the chance to bop on the dance floor or guzzle the substantial food.
- Hear your song come on and you start bopping and dancing.
- The crowd seemed to enjoy the band's set, with many at the stage front dancing and bopping around.
- Brian stuck some nineties dance music on and everyone was soon bopping around like idiots.
- The entire crowd was in a constant groove, heads bopping and legs kicking up doing the twist, swing dancing, and just plain old quaking and shaking.
- Bars keep bopping until three or four in the morning, but those who want to dance the night away can keep going until sunrise at one of the nightclubs or discos in the town.
- According to Bu-Ah-Kui's chatelaine, Hsiao Shu-hua, the place is bopping until three or four in the morning, serving up a stunning variety of conventional and exotic foods.
- In no time, everyone was singing and bopping along to their two singles.
- Clubbers bopped on the open air, split-level dance floor until the early hours of the morning.
- Over 1,000 people bopped, jigged, jived and pogoed to some excellent bands.
- But there he was in her living room bopping along to the music in an absurd little dance the likes of which she hadn't seen since high school.
- I had always liked bopping around at student discos - now I was graduating as a true clubber.
- Dad used to say I would bop to the beat on all fours when I was a baby.
- On the disco floor, she energetically bumped, rocked and bopped; I tripped, stumbled and flopped.
- Inside it's split over three levels and more hectic, with weekend clubbers cramming in to bop and bounce to everything from house to hip-hop.
- This is the room that Graham's been quietly making over this past week and a bit, while bopping away to a succession of CDs.
- Audience members can't avoid the urge to dance after watching the band bop around on stage, in time to the good ol' cow tunes.
- Their brand of pop rock with balls can still make you jump up and down and bop along.
transitive verb bopping, bopped, bopped
1(hit)to bop sb — pegarle un coscorrón a algn informal
- At the height of the craze, I stood on the North Bank at Highbury in a forest of bananas, watching awestruck as they celebrated another goal going in by either bopping your neighbour over the head, or simply chucking the thing in the air.
- I did try to help by folding his knees under him, but all that did was unbalance him and he ended up bopping the carpet with his nose.
- In a bizarre scene during a popular costume race at Milwaukee Brewers games, he bopped a woman dressed as a huge Italian sausage with a bat and was booked for misdemeanor battery.
- Is it surprising that he has bopped a paparazzo on the nose?
- They could bop me on the head and pinch the whole lot.
- Section 43 of the Canadian Criminal code allows adults to bop naughty children.
- This gave me time to bop him on the nose to get him off me and hastily escape before he came back for more.
- Oi, you at the back, stop muttering ‘no change there’ before I come over and bop you.
- Too little force in the swing and the axe is liable to bounce back and bop you on the nose.
- Down comes the Goddess Isis, and she says, ‘Little God Anubis, I don't want to see you picking up the field mice and bopping them on the head.’
- The ball is slightly out of air because our school is too cheap to buy air pumps, and it keeps bopping my hard skull today.
- It's just too tiring to bop somebody on the nose.
- She slipped and fell and bopped her nose off a rock.
- Better than smile beatifically, she should have bopped him on the noggin with the nearest ornament.
- Perhaps he had met and dated some Asian women who had pandered to this stereotype for him, but it's still hard not to want to bop someone on the head who thinks this way.
- It seems the whole jungle community is counting on master sleuth Scott to find El Gato so they can promptly bop him on the head and steal it from him.
- The police had a relationship with these guys and they couldn't just arrest them and bop them on the head.
- Bopping them over the head with a James Bond drop-kick does not do much for anyone, other than stirring up more aggression in a potentially very aggressive situation.
- She bopped the flowers on his head, but making sure it didn't ruin them.
- Okay, it's at this point when you bop me on my head for being stupid.
1(blow)coscorrón masculine informalto give sb a bop on the head — darle un coscorrón a algn informal
- A sudden harsh wind blowing off the moor, an inattentive owner — no worries there — and off she'd blow, perhaps with a brief bop on the head with a flagpole for good measure.
- You deserve a bop on the nose.
- Fundi persistently approached the mound, but even little Gimli gave him a bop on the head when he attempted to join in the fishing.
- After a quick bop on the head, poor Fred becomes docile and co-operative.
- I told Kathryn to stay in her routine, then gave her a bop on the head with my yardage book and told her not to think too much.