"From the moment he rose to Music, Music, Music, the keynote was impeccable musicianship. …every piece was given its own unique set of registrations, as for example the bagpipes introduction to Amazing Grace, the piano in Nola, the drum introduction to 76 Trombones with its passage played on the harp, the rousing Hold That Tiger, and the introspective ballads like Deep Purple, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Over The Rainbow.
"The many delighted comments that I heard and smiling faces seen during interval, after the concert, and for weeks afterwards, amply demonstrated the unanimous opinion of those present. All I really need to do, therefore, is to repeat my opinion of his 2003 Capri concert that "Ï have NEVER heard a finer performance in my 74 years". Well, I'm now 83 and can honestly write the same words again." By Brian Pearson, TOSA (SA) Newsletter.