[Dixielandjazz] Unwritten rules??/

bert barr uljb@yahoo.com
Wed, 11 Sep 2002 07:06:18 -0700 (PDT)

The sideman would be released without any questions
asked. This has happend in my band but only with subs
not the regulars. Needless to say they are NEVER 
hired again or recommended to anyone else.

Bert Barr Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band
--- Bob Romans <cellblk7@attbi.com> wrote:
> OK! A hypothetical situation...your band is booked
> at a local country club. It pays $100 per man, and
> is a very nice gig!! Everything is going great, the
> band is cookin'!
> During the last break, you find the manager and let
> him know you've enjoyed the gig, and you hope he'll
> call you again, so you hand him your card, and he
> informs you that one of your sidemen, _ _ _ _ _ _ _
> _ _ _ _ _ _ just gave him HIS card, and suggested he
> call HIM the next time if he wanted a band since he,
> too, has a band.
> What would YOU do?? Is this an ethical thing for a
> sideman to do? Would you hire that sideman again for
> another gig? 
> This is purely hypothetical...it follows a
> discussion I had with a fellow musician...as far as
> I know, it has NEVER happened to me! Just wanting to
> find out the thinking of all of you old-timers out
> there, who have been through all sorts of
> situations! 
> Is this an open market, where anyone can promote his
> band? I'm trying to find out what leaders like
> Ringwald, Hooks, Barbone, Wiggins, and others whose
> names I can't think of would do in a situation like
> this...
> Thanks in advance for any thoughts or suggestions...
> Bob Romans
> Cell Block 7
> Jazz Band
> 1617 Lakeshore Dr.,
> Lodi, California, 95242
> Phone.....209-368-3255
> Cell...209-747-1148
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> >=iii=<0

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