This doesn't pretend to be a top-quality recording and you do have to make allowances for the fact that the recording was made for private use. It's too light at the bottom end. Having said that, it doesn't really spoil the occasion - and what an occasion it was! Ultra-relaxed to the extent that nobody worries about the odd fluffed entry or scrabble to get a solo together, and all the more fun for that. The three stars are in congenial company and are clearly having loads of fun. I particularly like the extended version of Arlen and Mercer's 'Blues in the Night' - nobody will ever match this for me and the band's 'train whistle' will make your hair stand on end. Also, the closing numbers, beginning with 'The Song is ended but the Melody lingers on', are among the warmest and most enjoyable live performances I've heard. No wonder the usually fastidious Concord people issued this - it would be a great pity to miss it.