Accessing the high bit-rate, CD-quality audio...
The total size of the Airmen of Note MP3 audio archive is currently
over 5.2 GB, containing over 510 tracks that span 43 complete recordings. The total elapsed
time is over 39 hours and the average file size is around 8.8 MB.
The CD-quality tracks were created at bit rates of
up to 320 kb/sec. They are of
outstanding quality, suitable for playback on the finest home audio
equipment. Playback on computer speakers will not reveal the truly high
quality of these recordings. When used to burn CDs, the results are
This quality results in file sizes larger than MP3s you
might find elsewhere and imposes very high bandwidth requirements on our
servers. Therefore, access is limited to those who choose to make a
$20 USD donation to help cover ongoing operations costs of the (two) audio-archive servers.
If you choose not to make
a donation, rest assured that the lower bit-rate, bandwidth friendly
MP3s will continue to be here for all to enjoy.
To evaluate the MP3 audio quality, here is a terrific sample track. Clicking on the title
will play it in your browser (ugh...) so we recommend that you
Right-Click the title and select "Save-Target-As" and it will be yours
forever. Play it loud!
All Or Nothing At All
If you choose to support
this site via donation, you will be emailed an ID
and password that will give you full, permanent access to the entire MP3 audio archive.
This should never take longer than 24 hours. To protect our server
bandwidth allowance we ask that you please not share your ID with others.
Feel free, however, to burn a CD for a friend that loves big band jazz!
Please email questions or concerns to:
a u d i o - a r c h i v e @ r e w i n d
p l a y . c o m
Many thanks for your support. Enjoy the