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BanjoRay Origin of the word 'gig' (47) RE: Origin of the word 'gig' 06 Jun 12


I've always believed that gig was a term used in the jazz community. In New Orleans, jazz bands would often play on a cart, which is why the trombone was called a tailgate, because the lowered tailgate of the cart allowed room for the maximum slide of the instrument. If the cart was called a gig, there's your answer!


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