Bebop & Cool…Compare and Contrast

Compare and contrast the adjacent style periods in jazz of Bebop and Cool. When and where did each style come into significance? What are the ‘characteristics’ of each style? Who were the most important figures in each style (and why)? How was the music received by consumers?

How do each of these style periods reflect what was going on in this country at the time? Give specific events/occurrences that reflect symbolize what the music was all about.