One bad trend in recent years is the way we consume jazz. The more is more mentality, the constant snacking. Ask yourself how much is too much? Do you need to listen to 20 albums skating around from album to album bouncing your way from one online platform to another never sticking around too long to even think for a moment what it is that you are getting from all this great music beyond a blaze of surface, not even helpful, impressions? Can your brain even cope with the onslaught?
Streaming certainly enhances this random grazing. Playlists encourage you to scroll quickly through lists of music. This list mentality is quite new in a way and not necessarily ideal. Most lists, especially computer generated lists make little sense beyond sheer quantity and rough generic grouping. OK it's jazz but so what: we need to know more. It's the detail that matters. And this applies too to the way we consume and I suppose why many of us have turned to vinyl, the cumbersome processes of handling the record allowing for more time and less portability, to stop our speed freakery. Spending more time over fewer records might well make more not less sense.