Clearing up a few boxes I came across an old VHS recording from 1984 - recorded at the RAF base in Lakenheath, UK. Watching it for a bit of nostalgia made me think. For those who can't stand Big Band music, stop reading now. Recorded with quality equipment, and enough Neumann microphones to keep ebay happy for years, the real problem is that the person(s) mixing clearly didn't really understand traditional big band music and even worse was they didn't know the tunes. A very easy mistake to make when faced with big band arrangements where the melody, is not always played by the same person in each piece, or indeed, the tune is thrown from section to section. At the start the first song seems to feature all the outer parts, and the actual tune is lost. It sounds really odd to hear these favourite Glenn Miller tunes so unbalanced. In an orchestral concert, the guys mixing and balancing have the music, and can follow the lines through the piece, but I've never seen a big band engineer use sheet music, they just 'know'. Have a listen and see what you think. (Unless you hate Glenn Miller music!) Frankly, it's not really very good - but the three original band members are worth a watch if you like that kind of thing. the sync is a bit out - but I didn't have a chance to re-edit it.