Internationally known jazz artist and composer who performed and recorded with musicians like Arthur Blythe, Gary Bartz, and Kenny Barron. He was students on the Lincoln College or university in Missouri and Boston’s Berklee College of Music. He was utilized by blues vocalist Big Maybelle after his 1963 proceed to NY. He had an extended cooperation with jazz vocalist Betty Carter through the 1960s and 1970s. He resided a transient years as a child with his family members moving from area to area. He benefited off their proceed to St. Louis, a dynamic music picture. He used Artwork Blakey’s Jazz Messengers sporadically in the 1960s and 1970s.