As the man from The Times said in 2009: "What makes a memorable jazz and blues festival? Is it the sight of apparently respectable middle-aged men dancing themselves to a frenzy as Jack Bruce’s latest power trio thunders through Sunshine of Your Love? Is it the sound of a 79-year-old saxophone player, who long ago left home to make his name in the States, back leading a starry big band through Duke Ellington? If he wasn’t a miner’s son from Lochgelly who supports Cowdenbeath FC, you’d swear that Joe Temperley was misty-eyed. Or maybe it’s just the spectacle of a New Orleans jazz parade given a Scottish twist, a blur of noise and colour, winding its way to the Grassmarket".