The other reviewer clearly knows whereof he speaks, so I'll only add a few comments about the programme. It's heavily slanted towards classic swing of the 1930s, with the likes of Rex Stewart, Pee Wee Russell and Red Allen appearing alongside Count Basie with almost a reunion of his 'Old Testament' band, including Lester Young. Despite the year in which it was filmed, the only "hard bop" or mainstream contemporary jazz of the day is a single, spiky performance by Monk (and Monk is really a genre unto himself, hardly representative of anyone else's movement). Jimmy Giuffre's chamber jazz is almost wildly out-of-place in this programme, as is the effort to somehow anoint him as the young prince to all this old jazz royalty. (Gerry Mulligan is prominent in the programme as well, but his presence is largely uncommented upon, and he fits in well with the old guys.) All this aside, what is left is a rare chance to see some of the then-living legends of 1930s jazz, reunited and doing what they do best. Red Allen's two numbers, particularly that rousing old Earl Hines chestnut "Rosetta", are a joy, with ample solo space for Coleman Hawkins and a truly astonishing Rex Stewart. But the highlight of the show are the two vocal features, by Jimmy Rushing, who is such an impressive gentleman that I wish I could just reach out and hug him, and Billie Holiday, who does an extended blues that is relaxed, pure and heartfelt. A swansong to her career that gives me tingles just thinking about it. This DVD belongs in the collection of all jazz fans.