Controversial jazz artist known for his individualistic style that encompassed blues, bebop, and contemporary jazz. He started at Johnson C. Smith College or university intent on creating a medical profession. He was frequently accused of copying Cecil Taylor’s design, no matter how frequently he rejected these fees, they still persisted for his life time. His family members was musical, and he discovered a good deal from his cousin Clyde “Excess fat” Wright, a specialist jazz pianist. He used Artwork Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in 1972.