Wilton Felder spent over 30 years using the group referred to as the Jazz Crusaders (and afterwards the Crusaders). Within the mid-’50s whilst in senior high school in Houston, Felder, Joe Test, and Stix Hooper became the founding associates of the group, which shortly found Wayne Henderson as yet another member. Felder transferred to LA with the various other music artists in the past due ’50s, and by 1961 these were documenting for Pacific Jazz because the Jazz Crusaders. Felder’s soulful blues-based build and hard bop design suit well in the favorite music group. Around 1968, he began doubling on electrical bass and supported many best players beyond the group on that device. His own single albums (for Globe Pacific in 1969, MCA, and Par) generally discovered him cast within a Grover Washington, Jr. mold and didn’t capture on. Felder continued to be using the Crusaders until their result in the past due ’80s and experienced a reunion with Wayne Henderson within the ’90s in a fresh edition of the group.