As freelancers, one of the biggest responsibilities is when we have the opportunity to recommend a colleague to join us on a gig. We usually have to choose between someone who is a great player and not the nicest person, or a super nice person, and a just OK player. (Side note – is it that hard to be a nice person?)
What’s at stake when we choose one over the other? Is it just our reputation that suffers, or the quality of the ensemble too?
We take a look at some of the times we’ve faced this question, what we did, and what we wish we could have done differently.