Walter Payton, bassist from the New Orleans group Preservation Hall Jazz Band, passed away last week. Payton has played with Robert Parker, Nancy Wilson, Harry Connick Jr., Clark Terry, Doc Paulin and more. His recording credits include Aaron Neville’s “Tell It Like It Is” and Lee Dorsey’s “Working in a Coal Mine.” Payton also taught in the public schools in New Orleans for 25 years and is the father of Grammy winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton.

Source: The Times Picayune


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