When I first saw this kid (ok, he's not a kid any more, but still) he'd barely say boo to a goose. He had the goods, muscially, no question, but he hadn't come into his own as a performer. My how he's grown! Not only is he one of the best boogie-woogie/stride/jazz piano players in the world, he's also a hugely entertaining stage performer. He owns his music, he obviously respects and is respected by his band mates, and he puts on a show. I still prefer his piano playing over his vocals, but his vocals have improved too -- and I think are indicative of how his confidence has grown. This is one performance DVD that will make you jealous you weren't in the audience to see it live.