Billie & ella / swing dancers & bebop
Compare two images: Swing Dancers and Bebop performance. The images are found in the “Bebop” Module 6 online introductory materials. Consider both the musicians and members of the audience. What can you conclude regarding changes from the Swing Era to the Bebop period? Which musicians seem to be more intently involved in their performance? Which audience seems to be getting the most enjoyment from the music. Why do you suppose the size of the musical ensemble changed from the Swing era to the bebop period? Base your responses on your readings, and what you observe in these photographs.