Wyatt Ruther

Born Pittsburgh, PA (February 5, 1923), Wyatt Robert "Bull" Ruther was an prominent jazz bassist who started playing trombone in high school before picking up the double-bass. He studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Pittsburgh Musical Institute, then played in New York City as part of the early Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Paul Desmond (1951–1952). Meanwhile he joined the Erroll Garner trio (1951-1955). He toured with Lena Horne in 1953 and recorded an album in 1955 for RCA Records under his own name alongside Milt Hinton and Wendell Marshall entitled "Basses Loaded."

Following this he played with Toshiko Akiyoshi in 1956, then studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. While in Canada he played with the Canadian Jazz Quartet (1956–1957) and Peter Appleyard (1957). He played in the U.S. during the same period with Ray Bryant, Zoot Sims, Bob...

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Albums featuring Wyatt Ruther

14 records