Bebop and Afro-Cuban jazz designer whose premature loss of life eluded a developing legacy of quality collaborations and innovative single function. He performed at Carnegie Hall when he was simply eight. He wounded himself throughout a fall on Bourbon Road in New Orleans rather than retrieved from his coma. His family members nurtured his skills, starting his piano lessons when he was eight. He became Roland Kirk’s major pianist in 1974 and continuing with this gig until 1977.