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Helen Ross

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Jul 21, 1999, 3:00:00 AM7/21/99
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Lesley Evans;
I have a tutor written by this player, which I bought as typewritten pages
and manuscript from him at least 15 years ago. I don't think it was ever
published commercially. I now teach and would like to use this material for
my pupils, but, I have no way of getting permission to copy and bind it. I
am not sure he is still alive - but maybe somebody out there knows
something.
helen

Andy

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Jul 22, 1999, 3:00:00 AM7/22/99
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In article <01bed3b7$fe7c7dc0$2c217fc3@downstairs>, "Helen Ross"
<he...@koan.de> wrote:

Hi, Helen.
My old tutor, who's probably now in his 70's, gave me
a set of Lesley Evans daily practice routines, seven handwritten
sheets, A3 size, one for each day of the week.
Like you say, the stuff was never published commercially:
he was a London based professional, well
known among saxophone teachers of a certain generation.
If he is still alive, he must be a very old man now.

I'm sure Mr Evans wouldn't mind too much if you just want to copy the exercises
for a few of your pupils. If your planning on selling them or something,
that's different, I guess.

I always found his exercises pretty useful.
Must dig them out and go through them again.

Andy
Glasgow UK

Keith Gemmell

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Jul 22, 1999, 3:00:00 AM7/22/99
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In article <01bed3b7$fe7c7dc0$2c217fc3@downstairs>, Helen Ross
<he...@koan.de> writes

>Lesley Evans;
>I have a tutor written by this player, which I bought as typewritten pages
>and manuscript from him at least 15 years ago. I don't think it was ever
>published commercially. I now teach and would like to use this material for
>my pupils, but, I have no way of getting permission to copy and bind it. I
>am not sure he is still alive - but maybe somebody out there knows
>something.
>helen

Helen,

An enquiry to the Musicians Union will probably establish his
whereabouts. http://www.MusiciansUnion.org.uk
--
Keith Gemmell
Music Hot-House
w\wind sheet music links
http://www.music-hot-house.demon.co.uk

Stephen Howard

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Jul 23, 1999, 3:00:00 AM7/23/99
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On Wed, 21 Jul 1999 20:39:52 GMT, "Helen Ross" <he...@koan.de> wrote:

>Lesley Evans;
>I have a tutor written by this player, which I bought as typewritten pages
>and manuscript from him at least 15 years ago. I don't think it was ever
>published commercially. I now teach and would like to use this material for
>my pupils, but, I have no way of getting permission to copy and bind it. I
>am not sure he is still alive - but maybe somebody out there knows
>something.
>helen

Lesley Evans used to have a partner in business, I believe - a chap
called Ken Tootle ( great name! ).
I have a feeling that both are now deceased.
Last know location of them was in North London?

If you could track down Willie Garnett, he might know.

Regards,

Stephen Howard - Woodwind repairs & period restorations
Emails to: shwoodwind{who is at}callnetuk dot com

Martin Stockdale

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Jul 23, 1999, 3:00:00 AM7/23/99
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I've got a copy of this tutorial as well: all three parts (beginner,
moderate and advanced). There are about 100 pages of foolscap handwriting
and manuscript all together. One of the best tutorials I've ever seen!

I'd be very interested to see what the outcome is of your investigations.
Please let us know what you find out!

Martin Stockdale


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LeliaLoban

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Jul 25, 1999, 3:00:00 AM7/25/99
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>On Wed, 21 Jul 1999 20:39:52 GMT, "Helen Ross" <he...@koan.de> wrote:
>
>>Lesley Evans;
>>I have a tutor written by this player, which I bought as typewritten pages
>>and manuscript from him at least 15 years ago. I don't think it was ever
>>published commercially. I now teach and would like to use this material for
>>my pupils, but, I have no way of getting permission to copy and bind it. I
>>am not sure he is still alive - but maybe somebody out there knows
>>something.
>>helen
>

Another place to check is the U. S. Copyright Office, at
<a href="http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright>
and the British copyright office, whose web address I haven't got (sorry).
It's possible that Lesley Evans sold the rights to a publisher that never
published the work and he's now waiting until hell freezes to see his tutorials
in print. (I speak from experience. More than half the fiction I've "sold" to
publishers that pay on publication still sits in copyright purgatory. Just try
to get a kill fee in the contract when the publisher knows, and knows you know,
that there are 500 hungry writers standing behind you in line.)


Lelia
Please delete NOSPAM from my address to reply by e-mail.

TEP251Sax

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Jul 25, 1999, 3:00:00 AM7/25/99
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You might try going to a new stand that sells
international publications- and look for a current- Jazz Journal - from
England.
He used to write for them in the 70's and 80's. I dug his writing a lot .
I bet even if you wrote to the mag someone would know of him in some way.
Even -Tower Books- sells that mag from time to time.Good luck- Tim Price

LeliaLoban

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Jul 27, 1999, 3:00:00 AM7/27/99
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Gad! Somebody stop me before I URL again...!

caro...@hotmail.co.uk

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Aug 13, 2013, 5:58:11 PM8/13/13
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Leslie Evans the sax player and tutor lived in Colney Hatch Lane north London and sadly passed away a couple of weeks ago. Was justbgooglingnoutnof interest and came across this post.

caro...@hotmail.co.uk

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Aug 13, 2013, 5:59:26 PM8/13/13
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Forgot to me tigon he was 93

jo.hu...@gmail.com

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May 24, 2014, 8:50:35 AM5/24/14
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On Wednesday, July 21, 1999 8:00:00 AM UTC+1, Helen Ross wrote:
> Lesley Evans;
> I have a tutor written by this player, which I bought as typewritten pages
> and manuscript from him at least 15 years ago. I don't think it was ever
> published commercially. I now teach and would like to use this material for
> my pupils, but, I have no way of getting permission to copy and bind it. I
> am not sure he is still alive - but maybe somebody out there knows
> something.
> helen

I have the same tutor! Was just thinking there's no need to go out for lessons as his words as well as notes are so beuatufully written, so much djetail, and friendly and encouraging. I was wondering if anyone knows if he played professionally, any recordings of his around? Best saxophone tutor Ive ever come across.

peter....@gmail.com

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Sep 8, 2014, 3:11:25 PM9/8/14
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Les Evans died last year (2013) at the great age of 93 after a short illness. His wife, Ruby, is still alive. We know his son, Mike, very well. I'm sure that he'd be very happy for you to copy and carry on his Dad's teaching activities.

emaile...@gmail.com

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emaile...@gmail.com

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Oct 28, 2014, 7:53:43 AM10/28/14
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On Wednesday, July 21, 1999 8:00:00 AM UTC+1, Helen Ross wrote:
> Lesley Evans;
> I have a tutor written by this player, which I bought as typewritten pages
> and manuscript from him at least 15 years ago. I don't think it was ever
> published commercially. I now teach and would like to use this material for
> my pupils, but, I have no way of getting permission to copy and bind it. I
> am not sure he is still alive - but maybe somebody out there knows
> something.
> helen

Hi Helen I am Mike Evans , the son of Leslie Evans . My father died last year at the grand old age of 93. I am in the process of sorting through his collection of lessons and music and would be pleased to hear from you if you are still teaching and you are using his material . We would be delighted to hear that his lessons are still relevant today. Kind regards Mike

mickand...@hotmail.com

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Oct 28, 2014, 11:26:58 AM10/28/14
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On Wednesday, 21 July 1999 08:00:00 UTC+1, Helen Ross wrote:
> Lesley Evans;
> I have a tutor written by this player, which I bought as typewritten pages
> and manuscript from him at least 15 years ago. I don't think it was ever
> published commercially. I now teach and would like to use this material for
> my pupils, but, I have no way of getting permission to copy and bind it. I
> am not sure he is still alive - but maybe somebody out there knows
> something.
> helen

Hello,

In 1959, I began saxophone lessons with Les Evans. I had just arrived at RAF Uxbridge after a couple of years in Germany with the RAF. Les was an extremely pleasant and likeable man and was also a fine tutor. He lived on Colney Hatch Lane, and I still remember his phone number was ENT(Enterprise)4137. I saw that he had died a year ago aged 93, and said a quiet word of 'thanks' to him for his constant encouragement whilst I was a student.

garlick...@gmail.com

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Dec 4, 2015, 9:45:29 AM12/4/15
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On Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 8:00:00 AM UTC+1, Helen Ross wrote:
> Lesley Evans;
> I have a tutor written by this player, which I bought as typewritten pages
> and manuscript from him at least 15 years ago. I don't think it was ever
> published commercially. I now teach and would like to use this material for
> my pupils, but, I have no way of getting permission to copy and bind it. I
> am not sure he is still alive - but maybe somebody out there knows
> something.
> helen

Dear Ms. Ross,

As a previous pupil of Leslie Evans, during my time playing as an amateur and professional, I have never come across a better/another method of reading syncopation.
Now whenever I play, I find most people learn tunes by ear - and the accuracy of the timing is very iffy!
I have been trying to document what I remember and put it together with audio tracks as a help to kids who want to learn music but have hysterics, trying to count 1 & 2 & when they try one of Parkers' originals at 280 - 320 BPM.

If you would like to collaborate with me in creating an all instrument version of a book to teach the sight reading of syncopation, especially with regard to jazz studies, please send me an e-mail.

Yours fauthfully,

Michael Garlick

atticmonke...@hotmail.com

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Jun 8, 2016, 10:16:58 AM6/8/16
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On Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 10:58:11 PM UTC+1, caro...@hotmail.co.uk wrote:
> Leslie Evans the sax player and tutor lived in Colney Hatch Lane north London and sadly passed away a couple of weeks ago. Was justbgooglingnoutnof interest and came across this post.

This is sad as I always wanted to call him back up and tell him how much his teaching course helped me with reading. He was a true gent when I spoke to him and had personally written back to me regarding what I needed.

John McGough

atticmonke...@hotmail.com

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Jun 8, 2016, 10:23:19 AM6/8/16
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On Monday, September 8, 2014 at 8:11:25 PM UTC+1, peter....@gmail.com wrote:
> Les Evans died last year (2013) at the great age of 93 after a short illness. His wife, Ruby, is still alive. We know his son, Mike, very well. I'm sure that he'd be very happy for you to copy and carry on his Dad's teaching activities.


This is sad news for me as I always wanted to call him back up and tell him how much his teaching course helped me with reading. He was a true gent when I spoke to him and had personally written back to me regarding what I needed. Please pass this on to his son as his father changed my life through Saxophone.

Best wishes


John Mc Gough

stewart.w...@gmail.com

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Jan 9, 2017, 1:13:12 PM1/9/17
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Hi Helen, like you I am now teaching and would love to share this guys lovely teaching notes with my students.
I have counting principles, timing studies 1-10 and moderate course. Lost all beginner stuff unfortunately. Would love to buy if anybody has full set.

jtim...@gmail.com

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Apr 7, 2020, 6:38:59 AM4/7/20
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On Wednesday, 21 July 1999 08:00:00 UTC+1, Helen Ross wrote:
> Lesley Evans;
> I have a tutor written by this player, which I bought as typewritten pages
> and manuscript from him at least 15 years ago. I don't think it was ever
> published commercially. I now teach and would like to use this material for
> my pupils, but, I have no way of getting permission to copy and bind it. I
> am not sure he is still alive - but maybe somebody out there knows
> something.
> helen
Hi Helen, could you please ring me regarding leslie evans . many thanks Tim James.mob-07961817941

jtim...@gmail.com

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On Monday, 9 January 2017 18:13:12 UTC, stewart....@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi Helen, like you I am now teaching and would love to share this guys lovely teaching notes with my students.
> I have counting principles, timing studies 1-10 and moderate course. Lost all beginner stuff unfortunately. Would love to buy if anybody has full set.

hi stuart like to get in touch regarding leslie evans
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