A legend behind the scenes, Richard Evans has composed, arranged and supervised some of the best loved jazz, soul and funk projects of all time. After dropping out of Sun Ra’s Arkestra in the late 50s to become an in-house producer and arranger for Cadet Records during the 1960s and early 70s, he pulled the strings behind recordings by the likes of Ramsey Lewis, Marlena Shaw or Dorothy Ashby to name but a few. Apart from writing for fellow artists, Richard Evans co-founded The Soulful Strings, a band that lasted for several albums, and recorded solo material under his own name. In the 70s and 80s he kept himself busy playing bass and arranging songs for Natalie Cole, Ahmad Jamal and many more. Today, Evans shares his knowledge and experience from over 50 years in the music business holding a chair at Boston’s Berklee College of Music.
THIS Richard Evans?