Post-bop is jazz from the mid-1960s onward that assimilates hard bop, modal jazz, avant-garde and free jazz without necessarily being immediately identifiable as any of the above. Post-bop can refer to a variety of Jazz music that is post-bebop chronologically but in the common understanding post-bop music reflects these influences: the more open approach to the jazz ensemble crystallized by the second Miles Davis quintet, and the modal intensity of that group as well as of the classic John Coltrane Quartet.

Post-Bop musicians:

  • McCoy Tyner
  • Miles Davis
  • Bobby Hutcherson
  • John Coltrane
  • Eric Dolphy
  • Charles Mingus
  • Bill Evans

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