Jazz artist who was simply a popular among his peers. He was known as “a keyboardist of unusual level of sensitivity and harmonic acumen” by Can Friedwald. He was students in the Peabody Institute, the Manhattan College of Music, and Juilliard. He and jazz record maker Orrin Keepnews founded Milestone Information in 1966. He previously two relationships: the first ever to Edith Shapiro and the next to Joan Seifer. He fathered four sons: Jamie, Frank, Jeffrey, and Ivan. He idolized soloists like Teddy Wilson, Artwork Tatum, and Fat Waller.