Some of the giants who came to pay their respects to 'the boss' -- specifically those with trumpet in hand -- are monsters as well, and their earsplitting high notes ricocheted and reverberated through and around the California Ballroom
I love jazz because next to my kids, it's the love of my life.
I was first exposed to jazz by Joe Rico from a tiny station in Niagara Falls in 1954 when I was 13.
The best show I ever attended was Maynard Ferguson who blew the roof off Massey Hall in the late 50s.
My advice to new listeners is to listen to everything you can and then listen again.