[Dixielandjazz] Musician's Pay - MILES DAVIS ALBUM, KIND OF BLUE

Steve barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Sat Dec 17 19:31:35 PST 2005

Think you don't get paid enough for what you do?

Looking at the pay sheet for one of the recording sessions that yielded half
of Miles' best-known album, Kind of Blue, this is what you see. ("Kind of
Blue" is probably the best selling jazz album ever)

Davis was paid $129.36, while Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly, Wynton
Kelly and Bill Evans were paid $64.67.

Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb, on bass and drums respectively, were
paid $66.67, the extra two dollars for "cartage" of their instruments.

That's why residuals were essential!


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