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Sturgis, Ted (1913 - 1995), double bass player

Howard Rye

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2002 |
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Cape Charles, VA, 25 April 1913; d 18 Oct 1995). American double bass player. The name Fred Sturgis, which had been thought to be an error made by early discographers, does appear in some contemporary sources; the explanation for this is not known. Sturgis began playing piano at the age of five. In 1934 he moved to New York and worked with Roy Eldridge and Jacques Butler (both 1935),

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