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Ted Sturgis

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Name  Ted Sturgis

Role  Singer
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Similar  Shad Collins, Eddie Heywood, Walter Page, Freddie Green, Roy Eldridge

Ted "Mohawk" Sturgis is an American jazz bassist.

Ted Sturgis Ted Sturgis JAZZ LIVES

Sturgis started on piano at age five and played alto saxophone, guitar and drums in addition to bass. He primarily played double-bass, although he played electric bass on some recordings late in life. He played with Roy Eldridge and Eddie Mallory in New York City in the 1930s, and appears on a 1943 Eldridge recording for Brunswick.

He then worked as a sideman in the 1940s with, among others, Benny Carter, Don Byas, Stuff Smith, and Louis Armstrong. He was a frequent accompanist of female singers such as Billie Holiday, Mildred Bailey, and in Earl Hines' orchestra with Sarah Vaughan.

In the 1950s and 1960s Sturgis worked extensively as a freelance musician, and played often in USO events. His credits aside from bass playing include guitar with Lester Young and drums with Stuff Smith. He recorded his last dates as a leader in 1976 but continued to play into the 1980s with Spanky Davis, eventually retiring around the end of the decade.

References

Ted Sturgis Wikipedia


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