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Wilton Felder

sax, ts, 1940-2015 US, Houston, Mississippi
Musician of Jazz and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Wilton Lewis Felder

Jazz saxophonist - bassist - songwriter - producer 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.

        
Instruments
  • Saxophone
  • Tenor sax
  • Bass
  • Bass guitar
  • Alto sax
Genres
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Inherit The Wind - 12" Version on Only Survivor: The MCA Years by Bobby Womack
(No Matter How High I Get) I'll Still Be Lookin' Up To You on Only Survivor: The MCA Years by Bobby Womack
(No Matter How High I Get) I'll Still Be Looking Up To You on The Vocal Album by The Crusaders
Inherit The Wind - Edited Version on The Vocal Album by The Crusaders
Lillies of the Niles on The Three Kings Vol. 2 by Wayne Henderson, Wilton Felder & Ronnie Laws
Theme From Bullitt on Blue Movies by Various Artists
Rosa Cafe on The Three Kings Vol. 2 by Wayne Henderson, Wilton Felder & Ronnie Laws
From a Glance on The Three Kings Vol. 2 by Wayne Henderson, Wilton Felder & Ronnie Laws
The Truth Song on Only Survivor: The MCA Years by Bobby Womack
Men Cry Too on The Three Kings Vol. 2 by Wayne Henderson, Wilton Felder & Ronnie Laws

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
We All Have A Star / Inherit The WindWilton Felder2012Compil.
Let's Spend Some TimeWilton Felder2005Album
Three Kings: The Legacy Continues 1Wayne Henderson / Ronnie Laws / Wilton Felder2004Album
Power Of Our Music; The Endangered Species (live In South Africa)The Crusaders Featuring: Wayne Henderson & Wilton Felder2000Album
Forever, AlwaysWilton Felder1993Album
Who Say DJ Can't Play Jazz?Loving Power Featuring Wilton Felder, Melvin "Wah Wah" Watson, Phil Upchurch, Larry Dunn & John Robinson1993Album
Street Life / Inherit The WindThe Crusaders / Wilton Felder1991Album
Nocturnal MoodsWilton Felder1991Album
Love Is A RushWilton Felder1987Album
Love Is A RushWilton Felder1987Single
Secrets / Someday We'll All Be FreeWilton Felder1985Single
(No Matter How High I Get) I'll Still Be Looking Up To YouWilton Felder1985Single
SecretsWilton Felder Featuring Bobby Womack Introducing Alltrinna Grayson1985Album
Gentle FireWilton Felder1983Album
The Hunter/Summer Nights In RioJoe Sample, Wilton Felder1983Album
Gentle FireWilton Felder1983Album
Someday We'll All Be FreeWilton Felder1982Single
Inherit The Wind / Until The Morning ComesWilton Felder1981Single
Insight (Special Disco Mix) (Full Length Version)Wilton Felder1981Album
Inherit The WindWilton Felder1980Album
Inherit The WindWilton Felder1980Album
My Name Is LoveWilton Felder1979Single
Let's Dance TogetherWilton Felder1978Single
We All Have A StarWilton Felder1978Album
'Bullitt'Wilton Felder1969Album
Your Personal Introduction ToWilton Felder, "Stix" Hooper & Joe SampleSingle
Insigth / I Know Who I AmWilton FelderSingle
Bullitt Theme FromWilton FelderSingle
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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