[JPL] good career move

Larry Appelbaum jumpmonk at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 12 10:08:16 EDT 2006

>A little speculation here on the Gonzalo Rubalcaba situation. Would playing
>the Regattabar's Steinway have represented a breach in his contract with
>Yamaha?  Isn't it normally the venue's responsibility to fulfill the 
>requirements, including instruments? If it was Gonzalo's management's
>responsibility, one would think he'd either fire them or at least 
>compensate the  venue
>for screwing it up.

There is no "normally" in these situations unless it's stipulated in the 
contract. Specifics regarding who is responsible for what are usually 
spelled out in the rider, especially with something like an instrument. For 
what it's worth, when Mr. Rubalcaba played D.C. in 2003 he played a 
Steinway. And he pulled some last minute choas that nearly cancelled the 

For Jae, check the in-tune piano on Monk's 1957 Carnegie Hall concert.


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