Walter Payton (musician)

Walter Payton Jr. ( born August 23, 1942 in New Orleans, † October 28, 2010 ) was an American jazz musician (bass, tuba), bandleader and music educator.

Life and work

Walter Payton, the father of Nicholas Payton, was a longtime member of the jazz scene of his hometown of New Orleans, he was in 1967 a founding member of the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra and played in the Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble, on the album Sounds of Lost New Orleans he worked in 1986, further with Ellis Marsalis at the Heritage Hall Jazz Band ( Cookin ', 1986), the Young Excelsior Brass Band, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, with whom he went on an international tour and the Young Tuxedo Brass Band; He also led his own band formations called snap bean and gumbo file, with whom he was also on tour around the world. He also taught music at the New Orleanser McDonogh 15 Elementary.

Payton put his own album with his gumbo file before (Live In Store at the Louisiana Music Factory New Orleans, 2001). He also participated in the recording of Lee Dorsey's song Working in the Coal Mine (1966 ) with, in addition to Aaron Neville Tell It Like It Is ( 1966), June Gardner, Robert Parker Barefootin ' (1966 ), Sammy Rimmington (The Exciting Sax ), Kermit Ruffins (1992 ), Michael White's Shake It & Break It, and the album Dear Louis ( 2001), his son Nicholas. He also occasionally worked with Harry Connick Jr., Champion Jack Dupree, Nancy Wilson and Chuck Carbo.