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Herschel Evans

Among the earliest “rough Tx tenors,” Herschel Evans’ hard audio was an ideal contrast compared to that from the cool-toned Lester Adolescent in the Count number Basie Orchestra. He began playing in place rings, including Troy Floyd (1929-1931) with whom he produced his documenting debut, and Benny Moten (1933-1935). In …

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