Hard-bop jazz designer who was simply praised for his open up and playful shows. He was also an experienced flautist. He worked well in the 1960s as an accompanist for performers in Detroit and California. He toured with Dexter Gordon from 1979 until 1983. His parents acknowledged his talents in early stages, and he began monitoring piano when he was five. He collaborated numerous popular performers of his period, including Yusef Lateef.