American jazz double-bassist who collaborated with a few of the most essential titles in jazz, including Billie Vacation and Milt Jackson. He was also the 1st African-American manager in the wonderful world of jazz and pop, controlling performers like Shirley Horn and Cannonball Adderley. He was created in New Orleans and remaining for Chicago in 1944. He later on moved to NEW YORK, where his jazz profession began to remove. He was inducted in to the International Jazz Hall of Popularity in 1997 and was called a Jazz Expert by the Country wide Endowment for the Arts in 2006. He was survived by his wife, article writer Devra Hall Levy. He was an associate of pianist George Shearing’s music group, The George Shearing Quartet.