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 The Sonic Cafe 
 The Birth of BeBop
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
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Sonic Café, Woody’n You that’s Coleman Hawkins from 1944 with the first formal recording of bebop jazz, so welcome to Jazz Club, I’m Scott Clark and this is episode 234. This time we head downstairs to the jazz club in the lower level at the Sonic Café to bring you a very special jazz retrospective we call the birth of bebop. With it’s earliest roots traced back to 1939 at Minton’s Playhouse bebop marked a major turning point in the evolution of America’s jazz music scene. It was music for musicians, prioritizing speed over smoothness, complexity over simplicity and art over commercial success. We’ll feature commentary by drummer Kenny Clarke pulled from a 1969 interview, plus stories of the early prophets of the new music Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and more. All mixed together with some of the most defining music of the genre including tunes from Dizzy, Charlie and Monk, plus Bub Powell, Sonny Stitt, Oscar Peterson, Cannonball Adderley, J.J. Johnson, Miles Davis and of course more this time as the Sonic Café presents the birth of bebop, from the jazz club, here in the lower level of our little café on the big, blue Pacific coast. We’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: The Birth of Bebop 1
Artist: Kenny Clarke
Song 2: Woody'n You
Artist: Coleman Hawkins
LP: Rainbow Mist
Yr: 1944
Song 3: 52nd Street Theme
Artist: Bud Powell's Modernists
LP: Bud Powell's Modernists
Yr: 1955
Song 4: The Birth of Bebop 2 Thelonious Monk
Artist: Kenny Clarke
Song 5: Rhythm-A-Ning
Artist: Thelonious Monk
LP: The Essential Thelonious Monk
Year: 1969
Song 6: Jordu
Artist: Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Ray Brown
LP: The Poll Winners
Yr: 1957
Song 7: Charlie Parker
Song 8: Billie's Bounce
Artist: Charlie Parker
LP: A Studio Chronicle: 1940-1948 (1945 - 47 New York • Hollywood • Glendale)
Yr: 1945
Song 9: Early Jazz -Dizzy Gillespie on bebop
Artist: Dizzy Gillespie
Song 10: Salt Peanuts [Album Version]
Artist: Dizzy Gillespie
LP: Dizzy Gillespie And His All Star Quintet
Yr: 1945
Song 11: Au Privave
Artist: The Oscar Peterson Trio, Sonny Stitt
LP: Sonny Stitt Sits In With The Oscar Peterson Trio
Yr: 1959
Song 12: Groovin' High
Artist: Cannonball Adderley, Milt Jackson
LP: Things Are Getting Better (Original Jazz Classics Remasters)
Yr: 1959
Song 13: Gillespie Be Bop Audience
Song 14: What Is This Thing Called Love
Artist: J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Mingus, Billy Bauer
LP: Jay & Kai
Yr: 1956
Song 15: Straight No Chaser
Artist: Thelonious Monk
LP: Ken Burns Jazz: The Story Of America's Music [Disc 3]
Yr: 1967
Song 16: The Birth of Bebop 3 Acceptance
Artist: Kenny Clarke
Song 17: Cherokee
Artist: Johnny Griffin
LP: Introducing Johnny Griffin
Yr: 1956
Song 18: I've Got Rhythm
Artist: Oscar Peterson
LP: Battle Of Pianos
Yr: 1951
Song 19: The Birth of Bebop 4 Two Prophets
Artist: Kenny Clarke
Song 20: Bouncin' With Bud
Artist: Bud Powell
LP: The Amazing Bud Powell
Yr: 1962
Song 21: Iwontunwonsi 3
Artist: Cecil Taylor
LP: Iwontunwonsi Live at Sweet Basil
Yr: 1995
About the Producer:

Scott Clark has always had a lot of music in his life. Growing up outside of Chicago, he was mesmerized early on by the radio of the sixties and seventies and began collecting records at a very early age. From 45’s and LP’s to cassettes and CD’s and now digital… he really never stopped. Today everything in his library is digitized because he got sick of lugging all that stuff around.

The concept for the Sonic Café is to deliver the high production values and feel of the radio he grew up listening to. But unlike the tight, repetitious playlists of those commercial stations, feature a massive range of artists, genres and tunes. The whole idea is to package it in an eclectic, engaging, no repeat format that brings both new and old together in a unique, entertaining, and most importantly fun and fast paced way. There’s really nothing on the radio today, or in the past, that compares with it.

About the Sonic Café:

The show is set in an imaginary cafe overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Central Oregon Coast. The cafe serves up eclectic, intelligent music, comedy and pop culture. The program originates from KYAQ radio located on the Oregon coast in the Pacific Northwest, so the imagery is not a huge stretch.

Each program is 58:00 minutes in length leaving room for station ID, promos and PSAs. Each episode is .mp3 encoded at a constant rate of 256kbps and ready for broadcast.

An episode is released each Friday. All episodes are evergreen; never focusing on time of year, weather, month, holidays, events etc. so each show is timeless. All music is presented in a no repeat format. Once a song airs in an episode it never airs again. Episodes may be downloaded and grouped together to quickly create program blocks of two, three, four or more hours in length.

The Sonic Cafe has a Facebook page ( where complete show notes and playlists are presented for each episode. Listeners can also reach the show producers via email (

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