Jo Jones

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 309:

Herschel Evans was a natural. He had a sound on the tenor [saxophone] that perhaps you will never hear on a horn again. As for the so-called friction between him and Lester [Young], there was no real friction. What there was was almost like an incident […] between two brothers. No matter what, there was always a mutual feeling there. Even in Lester's playing today, somewhere he'll always play two to four measures of Herschel because they were so close in what they felt about music.

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Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 309. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435832249412 accessed: 19 October, 2021

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Jo Jones
jazz drummer
1911-1985

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jazz tenor saxophone music performed by Herschel Evans, Lester Young

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Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:17:29 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:58:53 +0100