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.
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: 3 March, 2024
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|performed by Herschel Evans, Lester Young