Stump Evans

Paul "Stump" Evans (October 18, 1904 – August 29, 1928) was one of the first jazz saxophonists.

Evans experimented with several instruments: alto horn, trombone, and alto saxophone. In the 1920s, he played baritone saxophone in Chicago as a member of the Creole Jazz Band led by King Oliver and the Dixie Syncopators. He played C melody saxophone when he supported singer Priscilla Stewart. With Oliver he played soprano saxophone, then alto saxophone with the Red Hot Peppers led by Jelly Roll Morton. Evans also worked as a sideman for Erskine Tate and Jimmy Wade. He died young from tuberculosis.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 18th, 1904 (Lawrence), Died August 29th, 1928 (Kansas)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: alto saxophone, clarinet, baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-38627 10-in. 6/4/1927 Hyena stomp Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with laughing instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-38628 10-in. 6/4/1927 Billy goat stomp Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with goat imitations instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-38629 10-in. 6/4/1927 Wild man blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-38630 10-in. 6/4/1927 Jungle blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-38661 10-in. 6/10/1927 Beale Street blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-38662 10-in. 6/10/1927 The pearls Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca C 533 (E 3556) 10-in. 7/23/1926 Tack Annie Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
Decca C 657 (E 3843/E 20252) 10-in. 9/17/1926 Someday sweetheart Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca C 659 (E 3845/E 20254) 10-in. 9/17/1926 Dead man blues Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Evans, Stump," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111688.

Evans, Stump. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111688.

"Evans, Stump." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111688

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