Audio How-to Guide
Want to enjoy the continuous streams of Riverwalk Jazz? Read on.
The Stream Channels
Two channels of Riverwalk Jazz radio audio programs are available on the home page. The audio is only available on the home page.
While each channel is different, both offer continuous access to 352 pre-recorded programs arranged thematically by Jim Cullum and PVP Media, the original producers of Riverwalk Jazz.
Each channel streams audio like a radio webcast: when you click the play button on a player, you tune in to what is being broadcast at that moment. The individual programs are not available "on demand" by streaming or for download. To request access to a specific Riverwalk Jazz recording, please contact the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound.
Using the Audio Player
You need to have the Flash plugin installed on your computer in order to use the media player to play the streams. If a black bar is appearing in the area under "Listen to Channel 1 Now", then you don't have Flash installed. The Flash player is available for download at this page on the Adobe web site: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/. Follow the download and installation instructions provided there.
To play one of the channels, click the Play/Pause button:
The player controls can be used to mute the stream, adjust the volume, or pause the stream. The time shown is how long you have been listening.
Switching Between Channels
If one channel is playing, click the Pause button before starting another channel; otherwise you will have both channels playing simultaneously.
Exploring the Site While Listening
If you browse or search on the site, a new browser window or tab will open to present the other site pages so that the audio will continue to stream to the window with the media player.
A complete listing of programs is available for browsing, and the song titles are linked to program notes for each show. The programs are listed in numerical order, which roughly corresponds to the chronology in which the programs were originally produced for broadcast. Audio for the programs is not available from the detailed program pages.
Some shows in the collection are not included in the audio stream due to quality issues. These shows do not have program information on the site, but can be accessed by consulting the extensive Riverwalk Jazz archives at the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound.
A word about program content: the radio programs streamed on this site are part of the Riverwalk Jazz archive and as such are historic in nature. They contain references to sponsors and commercial entities, with explicit mention of websites and phone numbers that were relevant when the program was aired on public radio, but in this new context, these references are purely historical.
Browse the songs on the Song List page. The list provides links, arranged in alphabetical order, to individual song pages, like this example; there's one for each tune performed by the band in the collection of recordings. The song page serves as a catalog record: researchers will find information about composers, arrangers, dates, featured performers, and the name of each of the programs on which the song is performed. The song start time indicates the point in a full-length recorded program at which the song begins. Each program runs a total of about 59 minutes.
See the history of the band members through pictures. On The Band page, you can browse a grid of photographs leading to biographical information about musicians who played in the Jim Cullum Jazz Band across its 50-year history. The band members are arranged from left to right, top to bottom, in chronological order and grouped by instrument.
Please contact us about the Jim Cullum Riverwalk Jazz collection.