Jazz Music and Culture Discussion

Choose two musical examples that allow you to discuss the cultural and musical meanings of “coolness” and “hotness” in the context of jazz in the 1950s. Be specific in describing particular musical details, and be clear in explaining the connection between those musical details and cultural associations with “coolness” and “hotness.”

Explain the importance of new recording technologies to the spread of cool jazz and hard bop in the 1950s.