Wilton Felder

Though he is known to the masses for his artistry as a saxophonist for the groundbreaking Crusaders contemporary jazz ensemble, Wilton Louis Felder was also top session bassist who distinguished himself with a wide array of artists such as the Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, John Cale, Seals & Crofts, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, Randy Newman, Michael Franks, Steely Dan, Ringo Star, Ronnie Laws, Shuggie Otis, Dee Dee Bridegwater, and Joan Baez, to cite a select few. With a Fender Precision that growled when he grooved, Wilton also waxed eight solo sides, and served as a producer, composer, and arranger.