Musicians Pay

Discussion in 'Jazz / Commercial' started by dbacon, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

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    This pay sheet for one of the "Kind of Blue" sessions
    was forwarded to me. Interesting.
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    Miles Davis was paid $129.36, John Coltrane,
    Cannonball Adderly, Wynton Kelly and Bill Evans were
    each paid $64.67.
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    Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb, on bass and drums
    respectively, were paid $66.67, the extra two dollars
    for "cartage" of their instruments.
     
  2. Jimi Michiel

    Jimi Michiel Forte User

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    Hmm... that would be decent money in 1958/9, but also remember that Miles was under contract from Clumbia. One would think that the pay for each recording session was just a fraction of his total compensation. Just a slightly educated guess.
    -Jimi
     
  3. KMT

    KMT Pianissimo User

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