Jazz trumpeter who also performed with Charlie Parker and Gerry Mulligan but wrecked his profession with substance abuse. He offered in the military within the garrison in Berlin, where he was area of the Military band; he continued to try out in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA jazz night clubs. He was inducted in to the Big Music group and Jazz Hall of Popularity. He was created in Yale, Oklahoma, the child of a specialist guitar player dad who launched him to brass devices in his youngsters. He was a good friend of Elvis Costello’s, and utilized Costello’s track “Nearly Blue” for most of his live units.