Walter Bennett (again)
- I was hoping to add some more information about trumpeter Walter
Bennett. I thought I had read an entry for him in John Chilton's
Who's Who of Jazz, but I must be mistaken. Unless there's an entry
for him in a later edition than the one I've got? Perhaps someone
could check? Nevertheless, some time ago I did read somewhere that
Bennett had even done a short stint with Ellington. This morning
before leaving for work I had time to play The Cooks in Trinidad, a
1931 track from the Wilmoth Houdini CD I mentioned in an earlier
posting. Bennett does sound a bit Cootie Williams-ish on this track.
The band also includes the New Orleans-born bass player Al Morgan.