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Holland got it right
on February 14, 2009
I never saw Wes play (just a bit too young), only heard him. Been a big fan for decades. I have to say the Holland set was worth the price of admission. The sets are in decreasing order of quality.
Holland set was great.
The Belgium set is more structured and much less at ease than the Holland set.
The English set revealed one thing. English audio engineers did not know how to record jazz (take the bass volume down a notch and lower the drum mics by 2 feet) and English guys didn't know how to swing. Even Wes couldn't drag them along. The set was by far the worst of the three. The English set bassist was Rick Laird (Mahavishnu Orch.) Good thing he took up photography. As for Ronnie Scott... A bit pretentious.. What say?
From a historical perspective, I am glad to own it. Maybe they should have changed the order to Belgium, England and Holland. End on a high note. (Pun intended.)