[Dixielandjazz] Gig - The musical definition-Mark Guest writes
nvickers1 at cox.net
Fri Oct 9 06:51:09 PDT 2009
To: Musicians and Jazzfans; DJML; Bill Campbell
Mark Guest, jazz guitarist in Asheville, NC writes.
From: Mark Guest [mailto:mark.c.guest at gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, October 09, 2009 8:34 AM
To: Norman Vickers
Subject: Re: : Gig - The musical definition--Barbone writes
"These days, gig can have a wide range of senses, including a fairly new one
that refers to any short-term paying commission or job; it need not be
associated with music or performance, but it does preclude permanent
Ugh. Now *that's* depressing!
All the best,
Norman writes; the latter underlined portion of Guest's message reminds me
of this story.
Eli Newberger of Boston, world-class tuba player and also pianist is a
former member of the New Black Eagles jazz band. They had a weekly gig at
a local pub. He is also a world expert pediatrician on faculty at Harvard
Medical School and physician at famous Boston Children's Hospital. ( Because
he was a professor, he was able to take time off when the New Black Eagles
would tour) We had Eli down to Pensacola a couple of times for musical
events. He stayed over on a Monday and did a "grand rounds" conference for
the local pediatricians.
The point of all this was to say that occasionally Eli would make reference
to his "day-gig."
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