Track

Lu Watters

No photos available. Upload them now.

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: December 19, 1911    

Lu Watters - trumpet, bandleader

The great New Orleans Revival, which influenced the development of traditional jazz through the 1940s in the U.S. and abroad, was launched by trumpeter Lu Watters and his young Yerba Buena Jazz Band. More than half a century later, their music continues to enjoy considerable popularity, and is prized and sought after by collectors, researched and analyzed by jazz historians.

Cornetist Lu Watters began his career as a cruise ship musician. During the 1930s he worked with the Carol Lofner Orchestra and led his own big band at Sweet's Ballroom in Oakland. In 1940 he formed a new outfit, the Yerba Buena Jazz Band. Watters' new group rejected all modern forms of jazz and embraced the older New Orleans sound. In their effort to return to the pure roots of jazz, they ignored even the white bands of the 1920s and instead focused on such artists as King Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton. However, Yerba Buena wasn't just an attempt to recreate the past; the group also added a great deal of local San Francisco flavor to its music, producing its own unique style....
read more

Source: solid!

  • Wipeout

    FMR Records
    2008

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

CD/LP/Track Review

Wipeout by Marc Medwin

More articles about

Post a formal announcement to the News Center. We'll publish it and syndicate it for you.

No videos available. Add a video now.
comments powered by Disqus
Rank: 5,013 Views: 4,933
Featured recording “The Complete Good Time Jazz...”

The Complete Good Time Jazz...
Good Time Jazz (1993)

Weekly Giveaways

Roscoe Mitchell

Roscoe Mitchell

About | Enter

Peter Lerner

Peter Lerner

About | Enter

Jamie Saft

Jamie Saft

About | Enter

Sun Trio

Sun Trio

About | Enter

An innovative and rich resource For Jazz Musicians

The All About Jazz musician database grows daily
with the help of musicians, supportive professionals and advocates.

Musician? Plug in and promote yourself today.

Learn how