I grew up reading DownBeat magazine back in the 70’s. I used to study up on all the players and styles from that time and back through be bop. I know there are some jazz fans here and I have been getting back into some of my old records and reconnecting with the passion I had for this music back in my youth.
Back then magazines and books were about all we had. I went to a lot of concerts too. I spent my spare time scouring through the used record bins to find what I needed.