I don't often ask stupid questions like these so please bear with me on this one. I was browsing through a local website and noticed this particular ad there. Jazz bass player needed in the USF area for established Jazz trio (piano, drums, bass) The repertoire will be based on the most popular Standards from the new real book. No extreme Jazz experience is required. Contact Simone if interested. I've never played jazz nor do I really listen to it. Just the smooth jazz that you hardcore jazzers don't consider jazz. I don't know what they mean by extreme jazz for one. So if someone could kindly tell me what the heck that is, Id be much oblidged. My real dilema is this, I dont know if I should even try to arrange an audition. Like I said, Ive never played nor do I listen to jazz. Any other style and Im brimming with confidence, but jazz just scares the hell outta me. I'm assuming that it's going to be a cover band since they stated its standards from the "new real book". Whatever that is. Is this stuff as hard to play as I'm imagining? Not that Im scared to play something hard, Im just really paranoid of setting up an audition and blowing it badly and possibly ruining a good reputation that I'm starting to build in the area. I know its alot of walking lines and those arent really my forte and a big weakness of mine.