YOU see some good gigs and some bad ones - but every now and again you feel privileged to have been in the presence of sheer class.
The Benny Golson Tribute Band whipped up a storm with their two sets at the LBT as the sextet gave full freedom to their stunning talents in this Huddersfield Jazz promotion.
Led by trumpeter Steve Waterman, sax player Dave O'Higgins, trombonist Mark Nightingale, drummer Clark Tracey, bassist Andy Cleyndert and pianist Nick Weldon - who has to be one of the most animated players I have ever witnessed - played a varied set with pure joy.
From swinging tunes such as Killer Joe, Stablemates and Five Spot After Dark, to the subtle and soulful I Remember Clifford and the rousing finale of Blues March, they were stretching every sinew to produce an awesome and rapturous sound.
Golson, whose saxophone playing graced such bands as Dizzy Gillespie's and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, produced strong musical formats that fully showcase solo playing and Waterman's interpretation makes for a truly entertaining set.
And Weldon perhaps epitomised what Waterman's band ethic is all about.
Cool and understated playing rhythm sections, the man on the keys burst into life for his solos with his excellent playing being more than matched by his individual playing style - I'm sure any piano teachers present must have been dying to tell him to at least try and remain seated.
It was a performance that was full of passion with an overwhelming sense of fun being had by each and every musician - I can't imagine anyone in the audience left without a huge smile on their face!