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  Cool is that quality that people appreciate in others and wish they had themselves. It's definitely the opposite of Corny, or Whack, or Uncool. The very first person considered to use the word, Cool like we use it now, was the saxophonist, Lester Young sometime in the 1930s. Young nicknamed Pres, [short for President] by Billie   Read More....

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The stuff McCoy Tyner did was earth-shattering for me. The modal thing, the way he voiced chords in fourths, the way he used the pentatonic scale -- all those things were very new.
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