[Dixielandjazz] THE GIG

Jack Mitchell fjmitch at westnet.com.au
Wed Jun 9 20:57:50 PDT 2010

Dear Bill,

I'm pretty sure I've got THE GIG on a DVD - I think I took it off a TV 

I also think that I transferred just the music onto a CD, so that I could 
have a good listen and tell which tunes were played by Bob, and which by 
Warren. Of course I didn't get around to that, and, you won't be surprised, 
both discs have disappeared into the black hole called my jazz room.

One of these days....

Best wishes

Dear Jack,
I'm a bit late with this one.
This subject was covered on the DJML a few years back (before you joined 
I posted Bob Barnard's story about it, but lost the emails in a crash a 
while back.
(It will be in the DJML Archive, but is not accessible by subject, only the 
email date.)
As I recall it, Bob was in New York and Kenny Davern invited him to one of 
the studio recording sessions to meet everyone.
That day, Warren Vaché called in sick and Bob was asked to fill in for him.
The soundtrack musicians for the 1985 film, The Gig, were:

Warren Vaché, Bob Barnard [as Bob Bernard in the credits] (cornet), Kenny 
Davern (clarinet) George Masso (trombone) Dick Wellstood and John Bunch 
(piano) Milt Hinton and Reggie Johnson (bass) Herb Harris (drums).

Years ago, I taped the music from the 92 minute film. It only totalled a 
disappointing 15 minutes.
Very kind regards,

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