When Parker and Gillespie (nicknamed "Bird" and "Diz," respectively) burst on to the scene in the 1940's, it was as if an earthquake had struck the jazz world. The new style they created, "Bebop," was a musical revolu
For fans of quality modern jazz, the channel is likely to become a favorite listening destination. The play list includes music by masters like Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea and Wynton Marsalis as well as hundreds of other talented jazz
Though Schuller coined the term "Third Stream," in 1957, there were jazz/classical hybrids going on long before that. Charlie Parker was a fan of Russian
Sometimes it can seem like the jazz world is a man's, man's, man's world (as James Brown would say), but there have always been excellent female musicians creating jazz on par with that of their male counterparts. AccuJazz Internet radio celebrates the women of jazz with a new Internet radio channel released today.
The new channel, simply titled "Women of Jazz," is streaming 24 hours a day and is completely free to use. The play list selects from over 700 songs from women-led recording
For jazz fans who don't know much about what happened before bebop, the new channel is an essential education. The play list includes a variety of early jazz styles. Freewheeling New Orleans jazz by Jelly Roll Morton, raucous big band swing by Duke Ellington, and French gypsy jazz by Django Reinhardt all have a
Monk's otherworldly mastery of melody and harmony has not gone unrecognized. He has become one of the most recorded composers in jazz along with Duke Ellington, who also has an AccuJazz channel devoted to his music
The channel plays plenty of great free jazz, from Albert Ayler to Han Bennink to David S. Ware, but casts a wide net in its inclusion of different Avant-Garde styles. Listeners will also hear music by daring composer/improvisers like Tim Berne and Ken Vandermark and A