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Help! need repertoire suggestion

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by fretless31, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. fretless31


    Jul 29, 2004
    Back story: I recently started teaching at a small community college. I have been asked to perform at a function which is expected of me. The last time I performed they paid to hire my friend to accompany and we played background music for a cocktail hour. We played jazz standards and it was a piece of cake. Now they don't want to spring for my piano player and want me to play with a local piano player who is "legit" only (and free). I tried to explain the difference but they assured me she could play "jazzy" (yeah, right). So now I have to come up with some music for an hour of background music that can be read for bass and piano. Any ideas? I don't want to spend a ton of time rehearsing.
  2. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    Real Book ....And honestly, when playing background music, I don't kwow how discerning the audience is, perhaps just watch the volume :))
    If classical, different strory altogether ...
  3. fretless31


    Jul 29, 2004
    That's the problem. This pianist would be lost with a real book.