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Sticks Evans

Sticks Evans

American jazz drummer and musician
Sticks Evans
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Intro American jazz drummer and musician
Was Jazz musician Jazz drummer
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 5 February 1923
Death 11 April 1994, New York City, New York, USA (aged 71 years)
Star sign AquariusAquarius
Genre:
Jazz
Instruments:
Drum kit
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Biography

Samuel "Sticks" Evans (5 February 1923 – 11 April 1994) was an American drummer, percussionist, music teacher, arranger and musical director. He was credited variously as Sammy "Stick" Evans, Samie Evans, Sammy Evans, Sammie Evans, Stick Evans, Sticks Evans, and Belton Evans.

Biography

In 1950, he recorded with the Milt Buckner Orchestra backing Wynonie Harris, and in 1952-3 he was playing and recording with Milt Buckner's Organ Trio. He left the trio in February 1953, and in 1954 he was with the Teddy Wilson Trio with Milt Hinton.

In the early 1960s, he was recording on the Prestige label, credited as Belton Evans, and accompanied on bass by Leonard Gaskin, for blues artists such as Curtis Jones, Sunnyland Slim, Sonny Terry, Big John Greer, LaVern Baker, and King Curtis.

He appears on John LewisJazz Abstractions album (1961), with Bill Evans, Eric Dolphy, Ornette Coleman and Jim Hall, among others. That same year he was a member of the Ray Bryant Combo backing Aretha Franklin on her second album, Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo.

His pupils included Bernard Purdie, Max Neuhaus, and Terry Burrus. Evans died of a stroke, in New York City, in 1994.

Discography

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https://books.google.com/books?id=NEUEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA22&dq=sticks+evans&hl=en&sa=X&ei=8xKAUYnNAsmp7Abis4CQCw&ved=0CEkQ6AEwBTgy#v=onepage&q=sticks%20evans&f=false
http://www.jazzdocumentation.ch/buckner/discography/buckner1.html
http://www.jazzdisco.org/teddy-wilson/discography/
http://blueslim.m78.com/discography.html#Anchor75540
http://www.jazzdisco.org/sonny-terry/discography/
https://books.google.com/books?id=LJdHAAAAMAAJ&q=sticks+evans&dq=sticks+evans&hl=en&sa=X&ei=qRCAUe_WEI_H7AboqIGICw&ved=0CF8Q6AEwCTgU
https://books.google.com/books?id=JTE5AQAAIAAJ&q=sammie+evans+drums&dq=sammie+evans+drums&hl=en&sa=X&ei=QQqAUbDJC9TY7AbUo4Fw&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA
https://books.google.com/books?id=K7svgLNMxjgC&pg=PT569&dq=sticks+evans&hl=en&sa=X&ei=jw6AUfCcFKmN7AaF-IDABA&ved=0CEoQ6AEwBTgK
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/samuel-smith-mn0001207694
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