how good are they as individual musicians? as compared to those who play in bands?and do they do very little band work or public performing?
They have to be very able musicians, with the ability to play something perfect in as little time as possible.
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The point of underground bands is their not popular or famous most of the time. Thus there is a good chance they suck.
Jimmy Page was a session musician.
Does that answer your question?
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these are the real musicians! Steve Gadd, Funk Brothers and Cornell Dupree are the best, little have heard of them, but they've played on literally thousands of albums, Gadd 2000 alone!
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To be a good sessioon musician you need to play virtually ANY style of music.

They surpass band members in alot of ways. For one, they need to have their theory down, alot of musicians know very little about theory but you need to know your stuff to be a session player.
session musicians are employed to be extremely good at their instrument(s). if they weren't as good or better than the average person in a band , they wouldn't have a job for very long.
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