There's something about highly developed talent hamming it up in good humor. The audience eats it up. The band is having fun, even when they're not playing. What's not to like? I've decided to take some lessons with Marienthal.
Speaking of Eric Marienthal... I was looking for him on YouTube and found this version of Spain with Chick Corea and John Patitucci. The playing is all great, the recording not so much, but Patitucci's hair is priceless!