b. 7 March 1911, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. d. 21 March 1978, USA. Created right into a musical family members, Cottrell researched clarinet with Lorenzo Tio. After using local rings he spent the 30s touring with Don Albert with whom he also performed tenor saxophone. By the end of the 10 years he came back to New Orleans where he used rings such as for example those led by Paul Barbarin and Sidney Desvigne. He continuing to play with the 50s and 60s using the rings of Barbarin among others, after that formed his very own music group which he led for the rest of his lifestyle. An audio and professional participant, Cottrell’s spell with Albert shown his capability to function effectively in environment other than the brand new Orleans design he favoured. His dad was Louis Cottrell Snr. (1878-1927), an important New Orleans drummer.