I can't say I'm an afficionado but, yes, great music. Benny Goodman's 'Sing, Sing, Sing' still has immense power regardless of any nostalgia. Those drum start and you're hearing the birth of rock, then the sexiness starts with the horns .... and the rest of the band kicks in. How could you help but get up and dance?
And then that clarinet, sweet & sublime ,,,,,, and we're back to the earthy drums. It's an extraordinary piece, still.
Then there's Artie Shaw's 'Frenesi', full of optimism or The Andrew's Sisters' sparkling, 'Hold Tight'. That always makes me grin. And just some songs - 'My Blue Heaven' or 'Shine On Harvest Moon', for instance ...... I must have six different covers of that - Oliver Hardy's being my favourite.
Glad you got to see your heroes, wls. The memories still warm you, I'm sure.
(Born in '62, btw, Good music will always be Good Music.)