The band is also known by the name "The Quartier Latin Jazz Band".
Bandleader Antritter was jazz enthusiastic and went to Paris shortly after WW2 ended. There, he met some well-known Jazz players and started to jam with them. After his return to Stuttgart in 1952, he founded the "Quartier Latin Jazz Band" as a local band in Stuttgart. Now, he started to use his network and brought Paris-based jazz musicians to Stuttgart, as Benny Waters, Mezz Mezzrow or Michel Attenoux. They were joining his band as guest musicians.
The recording era started in 1960. The band's bassist was working at Stuttgart-based Deutscher Schallplattenclub. By this relationship, DSC started to record the guest performances and pressed it on vinyl.
The band existed more than 50 years with Antritter as bandleader and still had live-performances in 2003. By Antritter's death in August 2015, the band existed for 63 years.