internet radio began its weekly roll-out of new creatively programmed jazz channels today with the release of Straight Ahead," a customizable radio stream playing nothing but swinging jazz. The channel plays over 1600 songs from Dexter Gordon to Bill Charlap, and doesn't play any free jazz, fusion or ballads. Classic big band swing by Basie and Ellington plays alongside the soulful hard bop of Art Blakey, Clifford Brown and Gene Ammons. The play list also includes modern swingmasters like Benny Green, Wynton Marsalis and Joey DeFrancesco.
AccuJazz.com is a leading internet jazz radio station that recently launched a brand new Web site with two dozen channels. Straight Ahead" marks the beginning of a weekly roll-out of new channels that will continue indefinitely. Future channels include such eclectic themes as Avant-Garde Jazz," Organ Jazz," and Regions: Chicago." All channels are free to use and customizable, with the options to deselect" artists from the play list and pause or skip songs.
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