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The Best Jazz of All time, streaming on Internet Radio
(Published: June 20, 2013)

Anyone who considers him or herself a jazz fan knows that the depth and breadth of the music's history can be a little overwhelming. No doubt, most anyone who has had a conversation with a fellow jazz enthusiast has heard the line, "What? You've NEVER heard that record?!"

To help listeners to become acquainted with (and, consequently, fall in love with) the essential tracks and records from throughout jazz's rich history, AccuJazz Internet Radio is proud to present two new streaming channels: "Jazz 101" and "Top 50 Jazz Albums of All Time." As with all of AccuJazz.com's channels (of which there are over 70), they are both free to listen and available 24 hours a day. Head to http://AccuJazz.com now and start listening.

"Jazz 101" is a tight playlist designed to give listeners a fun and educational introduction to jazz. It's heavy on classic tracks by jazz greats like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald and Miles Davis, and also includes music by modern masters like Roy Hargrove, John Scofield and The Bad Plus, to give listeners a broad view of jazz history.

The "Top 50 Jazz Albums of All Time" channel takes a different approach, playing [mostly] every track from 50 albums that AccuJazz program director Lucas Gillan deemed worthy of the utmost distinction. Gaining some insight and direction from other critics' lists, including the Penguin Guide's core collection and the website Jazz100, Gillan also injected some of his own opinion and came up with a list that includes everything from trad jazz to avant-garde, straight-ahead to fusion, and solo piano to big band. The perennial "best album" pick, Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, is included, along with similarly lauded works like John Coltrane's A Love Supreme and Sonny Rollins' Saxophone Colossus. Some albums might come as a surprise to certain listeners, however: Peter Brötzmann's sonic assault Machine Gun is included, along with modern albums by Brad Mehldau and Bill Frisell.

Find out which 50 albums made the list at the AccuJazz Blog ( http://bit.ly/10xQfML ), and head over to http://AccuJazz.com to start listening!

More Information: http://www.accujazz.com

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