Trumpeter on Jackie McLean’s Blue Notice albums and co-founder of Strata-East Information. He began at Howard University or college like a pharmacy college student before shifting to NEW YORK to help expand his music profession. His 2007 recording With Love received a Grammy Award for Greatest Large Jazz Outfit. His grandmother offered him a trumpet when he was a kid. He documented the 1968 recording Paper Guy with Charles Tolliver and His All Celebrities, including Herbie Hancock.