by Peter Hoetjes, All About Jazz

The winds of change have been blowing over the record business for over two decades, altering the ways in which consumers listen to music. With the rise of internet-based services such as Spotify and YouTube, the prospect of an expensive trip to the recording studio has soured for many jazz musicians. Despite the fact that the days when their predecessors put out a new album each year have long gone the way of the dodo bird, there is still something to be said for physical media, if nothing else as a form of immortality. New generations will discover their work, long after the artist and those who remember them are gone.

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