[Dixielandjazz] Unwritten rules??/

James Kashishian kash@ran.es
Wed, 11 Sep 2002 11:08:28 +0200

Bob Romans wrote:

OK! A hypothetical situation...

Bob, it HAS happened to us, although the sideman was completely ignored
by the management, as we have a running of 35 yrs with the manager!!

So, it is not hypothetical, nor is it cricket, good manners, proper
etiquette, clever, smart, cool, or anything else.  If a person comes at
a later date, and reintroduces himself & drops his line, that's fine.
Just isn't nice to do it while with another band.  Play your gig and
keep your trap shut!

It's not just an unwritten rule, it's more a question of knowing how to
behave in a situation.