Born on 31th August 1940 in Houston, Texas, USA
Died in 27th September 2015, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
One of the most acclaimed jazz & soul musicians of the 1970's - 80's music scene.
He is best known as a founding member of The Jazz Crusaders, founded in the late 1950's while still in high school in Houston,
and later shortened to The Crusaders .
Felder was extremely busy as a West coast studio musician, mostly playing electric bass, on various soul, R&B, and rock albums with such artists as Marvin Gaye , John Cale, Bobby Womack, Randy Newman, Jackson 5 & Joni Mitchell.
He has also was modest solo output with several releases featuring his name.
Felder plays a King Super 20 tenor sax with a metal 105/0 Berg Larsen mouthpiece. He has also used Yamaha saxes. He plays a Fender Precision bass, and has also played Aria bass guitars.
Wilton Felder Discography
- 1 Vocals
- 372 Instruments & Performance
- 139 Writing & Arrangement
- 4 Featuring & Presenting
- 110 Production
- 5 Technical