Acknowledgements Note on on Japanese Names and English Dubs Introduction: 3, 2, 1. . . Let's Jam! 1: "The Work Which Becomes A New Genre Itself": Shinichiro Watanabe's Influences and Legacy 2: Mish-Mash Blues: Analyzing Yoko Kanno's Style 3: "Black Dog" Serenade: Bebop, Classic Rock and Jazz Standards 4: Jupiter Jazz: Scoring the World of Bebop 5: See You, Space Cowboy: Music and Genre Parody in "Cowboy Funk" and "Mushroom Samba" 6: Jamming With Edward (and Jet and Faye): Scoring Bebop's Characters 7: Ballad of Fallen Angels: Spike Spiegel's Musical Journey Conclusion: You're Gonna Carry That Weight. Bibliography Endnotes
An analysis of Yoko Kanno's musical score for the influential anime TV series Cowboy Bebop (1998-1999).
Rose Bridges is a Ph.D. student in musicology at the University of Texas-Austin, USA researching film music and sound, especially animation and popular music of the 1960s-80s. She is also a regular editorial contributor to Anime News Network, the most read English-language news site for Japanese anime and manga.