Modern and traditional jazz artist, educator, and broadcaster. He helped develop the jazz syllabus for the Royal Colleges of Music. He released The Language of Truth in 1991, the to begin many albums. He offered the National Youngsters Jazz Collective like a trustee and vice chief executive. He was the sponsor for Jazz Line-Up and Jazz Legends on BBC Radio 3. He participated in a number of albums which Courtney Pine was the first choice.