Julius WechterCompositions & Recordings
Born : May 10, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois.
Died : February 01, 1999 in Los Angeles, California.
Husband to Cissy Wechter.
Wechter played vibes and percussion for the Martin Denny group in the 1950s. In the early 1960s, he moved on to movie soundtracks and television, as well as session work. He began his long and successful association with Herb Alpert and his Tijuana Brass when he played percussion on the Tijuana Brass's first hit, "The Lonely Bull", in 1962. He composed the #1 hit song "Spanish Flea" for Herb Alpert. Encouraged by Alpert, he formed the Baja Marimba Band in 1964.