Jazz artist who have defied the growing tide of bebop within the 1940s and became popular like a stride pianist. He was a fixture of traditional jazz, using such performers as Bob Wilber, Sidney Bechet, Rex Stewart, and Eddie Condon. He researched regulation in the 1970s and utilized for a short while within the 1980s. He wedded Diane McClumpha and got four daughters from a prior relationship. His design meshed well with Gene Krupa’s, and both performed a stint collectively in 1965 in SOUTH USA.