How many times have we been nostalgic about something only to relive it and realize our memories were gilded? We often remember only the good parts and strip away the rough edges.
And then, sometimes, the opposite happens.
Reader Tom Krehbiel sent me a link to an old Woody Herman appearance on the Ed Sullivan show.
I cannot say I have ever been to a live show with that caliber of musicians.
Performances like that came about at the end of an era of big bands and great musicians—an era unlikely to ever be repeated.
Thank goodness we have been able to record and play back such miracles of music.