Originally Posted by Gvdadrummasum
did you notice a considerable change in the tunes being called as years went on ..... 70s and on ..... or was it pretty much the same standard tunes ?
as far as jazz gigs I mean
Yep, sure did. One guy I worked for had tweaked his "act" to include Stevie Wonder, Earth WInd and FIre, that sort of thing. At the same time he started bringing in the hokiest top forty rubbish you could imagine. You should have seen those rehearsals, they were hilarious.
It was when he started telling jokes and playing the banjo that I walked. Back then, see, I had options.
But it's amazing. Those standards prevail to this very day. I could sit down and play any of them in my sleep, only please don't make me do that.