solo break

noun

Definition of solo break

  1. :  a short segment of a jazz piece in which the soloist plays without accompaniment and usually improvisatorially It starts with a two-bar solo break; that is to say, everything stops, including the beat laid down by the rhythm section, leaving the soloist to make an entrance. — Dave Gelly, Being Prez: The Life & Music of Lester Young, 2007

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First Known Use of solo break

1936


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