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We're excited to announce the launch of our new Photo Gallery. This was a major undertaking and we couldn't be happier with the results. For the latest...
New & Much Improved Photo Gallery Launches!
It's here! We just launched the AAJ Photo Gallery and would like to ask you to upload all future article photos to the gallery. As an added convenience, we've included a feature where you can build the IMG tag right from the page where we display the photo. Scroll to the bottom of this page to view how you can build the IMG tag (you must be logged in to view this section).
Accessing the Article Submission Form and Your Contributor Start Page
We recently changed the "For Contributors" link on our navigation bar to "Staff." And you can access "Staff" by dragging your mouse over "PEOPLE."
Please bookmark the AAJ Contributor Start page for quick and easy access to several useful links like the article submission form and the photo upload form.
Size Your Embedded Videos to 425x344 pixels
When embedding a YouTube video tag, make sure the width and height values are set to 425 (wide) and 344 (high) in both instances within the embed tag. The 560 pixel wide version breaks the AAJ framework.
If you have any questions about the gallery or embedding videos, please email me.
I love jazz because anything is possible; it has few rules and the best jazz breaks those ones. I prefer free improv because it doesn't really have any rules at all.
I was first exposed to jazz in my teens (in the late sixties).
The first jazz record I bought was Filles de Kilimanjaro by Miles Davis, shortly followed by Extrapolation by John McLaughlin.
My advice to new listeners is to listen as widely as possible and not to make snap judgments--stick with it.