Jazz pianist, arranger, and composer who all became known for his collaborations with various other prominent performers. He found america to enter the Berklee University of Music in 1966. He became known for reimagining classics such as for example Cole Porter’s What’s this Thing Known as Like? and Sonny Rollins’ Oleo. He transferred his family members to NY from LA in 2011, however, not before offering your final recital on the Jazz Bakery. His collaborations with Natalie Cole and Shirley Horn gained him two Grammys.