Bebop jazz musician known for his lyrical phrasing and instrumental sophistication. He was a fixture in the Detroit and NY jazz moments. He went to Northeastern SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL with Berry Gordy who establish Motown Information. He was an associate of Northeastern’s jazz music group. He participated in the creation of movies and workbooks made to teach his method of tranquility and improvisation. He was raised in an extremely poor community, but his family members produced great pleasure from music. His mom started teaching him piano when he was four. He was inspired by many jazz greats, including Thelonious Monk and Artwork Tatum.