Do You Know Any Standards?

It’s a common question when hiring sidemen. It’s meant to find out whether the questionee knows by heart a collection of tunes which have become recognized, accepted, and appreciated by other players and the audiences who foot the bills. It’s a good one in the notation game too, referring to practices which have come to be accepted historically by majority rule of both the writers and the readers of notated music within a certain market.

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