Win an Olympus LS-3 recorder

Olympus LS-3You may be a retail buyer of Jazz Journal or a jazz fan who has yet to discover the delights of the UK's longest running and widest ranging jazz magazine, among which are a comprehensive record review section (around 70 reviews a month), concert, DVD and book reviews, a features list that spans nearly a century of jazz history from Louis Armstrong to Tord Gustavsen, and lively correspondence and opinion columns.

If you've been thinking of subscribing, now could be the time to do it. Ensure that your UK subscription to Jazz Journal is current at 10 February 2012, send us the correct answers to the following questions and your name will be entered in our prize draw to win the eminently useful Olympus LS-3 audio recorder depicted on the right.

Subscription to Jazz Journal brings 12 monthly issues direct to your door at a lower price than purchase at the newsagent, and can be made online or by post or phone. If you already subscribe, simply make sure your subscription is current at 10 February and you will automatically be qualified to enter.

The pocket-sized Olympus LS-3 (RRP £189) captures better-than-CD-quality sound in a 96kHz/24bit Linear PCM format and is the perfect companion at the gig, rehearsal, record recital or seminar. More information on the LS-3 can be seen at


1. In what year did Thomas Edison invent the phonograph?
2. In what year did Columbia Records introduce the 12-inch, Long Player, 331⁄3 rpm microgroove album?
3. In what year was the first commercial Compact Disc release?
4. What does PCM, as used above, stand for?

(One year either side is acceptable in the case of question 3.)

Entries, titled "Olympus draw", must be received at by 23.59 on 10 February 2012. One Olympus LS-3 is available and the winner will be the first entry drawn from all correct entries on 12 February 2012. Please note the competition is open only to subscribers resident in the UK. The editor's decision is final.

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