Magazine article IAJRC Journal

The Editor's Ramblings

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

The Editor's Ramblings

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Welcome to our Summer (formaIly June) edition of your IAJRC Journal.

When the IAJRC first started in 1964. Members collected music on 78s, vinyl, cassette and reel-to-reel tapes Cand maybe cylinders and piano rolls). Transistor radios gave us our "music on the go" Cas did car radios), and we looked forward to acquiring as much new jazz as our budgets would permit. It was great when the Sony Walkman cassette player enabled us listen to our own music on the go, leading eventually to portable CD players which in turn were superceded by the much smaller, larger capacity iPod/MP3 player. Still following me? Nowadays, we have internet downloads on our computers and internet music services such as Spotify and Pandora that allow us to stream music on our mobile phones, iPads/tablets etc. We even get MP3 downloads "free" when you buy vinyl albums to save us the hassle of copying them so that we can listen on our electronic devices!

It would be vast understatement to say that things have changed a little over the last 50 years, so here's my question to you our readers - what do YOU think about this new technology and how do you currently listen to your jazz? …

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