It was during that festival that she teamed up with the great bebop trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie - pictured here, looking knackered but resplendent in his newly acquired tartan trousers - at the Central Hotel.
‘No Bop Hop Scop Blues’ was a band original that caustically assailed the emerging bebop intrusion on the jazz scene.
What struck me for the first time was the relationship of this style with the style of jazz known as bebop , spurts of dissonant, jagged sound.
Pettiford was the bassist in Dizzy Gillespie's original bebop combo in 1943 and 1944, but by 1945 Gillespie needed a replacement.
He has studied and performed jazz from bebop to fusion, played as fluently with hardcore and heavy metal musicians as with soundtrack samples.
As the trad boom took off, a schism developed between fans who maintained the ‘traditional’ style of New Orleans music was the only true jazz and modern fans inspired by Charlie Parker's bebop .
If, after bebop , jazz spread across Europe, that's because it was an epoch in which America fascinated many people.
During this time he has played bebop with Charlie Parker, free jazz with Ornette Coleman and Jimmy Giuffre, and fusion with Pat Metheny and Jaco Pastorius.
In these gently rocking gospel rhythms lies just enough effervescence to point the way toward pop music, just enough pain to point the way toward soul music and just enough swing to suggest the bustling bebop of jazz.
When I decided to study music, though, I decided to focus on jazz, particularly bebop , because it gives you a good foundation, a good way of knowing how the science of music works.