American composer and jazz drummer who was simply an integral part of the Grammy Award successful trio, McCoy Tyner Trio. He resided in Paris and analyzed conducting in the École Normale de Musique de Paris. He was granted the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the Minister of Tradition, Jack port Lang. He was raised with family members in Chicago, Illinois. He was area of the McCoy Tyner Trio for 14 years beginning in 1989.