[Dixielandjazz] The Definition of "Head" Music

David Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Fri Jun 22 17:02:47 PDT 2007

It can even happen with a band that has been playing together for  

In recent gigs my "main" band leader started out (on trumpet) several  
songs in the (not wrong, but  one we did not ever rehearse) key. On  
two of them we pressed on regardless, but on the other one we  
actually stopped, stage-shouted  "wrong key!" and started again...

Maybe it was less "professional" but the end result IMO was much  
better for everybody (audience and band ;-)

We usually have our banjo player quietly strum the first chord of  
each song just before we start it - that really helps!

Dave Richoux

On Jun 22, 2007, at 4:45 PM, Larry Walton Entertainment - St. Louis  

> snip
> I don't know if you noticed but doing the Saints the other day in D  
> and E for the Cornet and Soprano just caused a momentary hiccup  
> with Herb and I.
> Larry
> St. Louis

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