Red is a jazz piano player. He is a very talented musician, and just recently obtained a music degree in college. With a great start to his new career, he gets hired to work in many bands and groups rather quickly.
He is very talented and is already on a big road of success. He works very hard, and is becoming known fast in his community.
But over time, as he became more recognized, he begun to be complacent with his ability and practice.
The level of his productivity declined, and his fellow musicians noticed it, and kept trying to encourage him to continue in hard practice, but he was too conceited.
Eventually, his pride and lack of work caught up with him. They were performing once, and a particularly fast tune that was in their repertoire was called up, which was repeatedly blown off by Red. It was his time to solo, but he got way lost in the form, and he crashed magnificently and burned. They other musicians were very frustrated with him. Some people booed him.
THE TRAGEDY QUARTET
Because of his failure, his bandmates no longer trust him. They've warned him and warned him, but now his failure is known. He now has a very hard time getting jobs in music, which was the thing he loves