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EVANS, Doc

(b Paul Wesley Evans, 20 June '07, Spring Valley MN; d 10 Jan. '77, Minneapolis) Cornet in dixieland style; played other instruments until c'31; also arr. in '30s. Also teacher, dog-breeder; ran own club and directed local symphony orchestra in Mendota MN '60s. Often led own band. LPs on Audiophile label mid-'50s, often with Knocky Parker on piano, were among the prettiest, most affectionate and best recorded in the revival genre. Compilations and older material on Jazzology.