Jazz designer, arranger, and performer who also co-founded and managed Free of charge Flight, that was awarded the 1982 Combo of the entire year. He was a graduate from the Condition Academy of Music in 1960, where he majored in Structure and Piano and received second in the International Competition in Vienna. He was employed to instruct Jazz Composition in the University or college of Southern California. His dad was Jewish, but was spared the gas chambers because he was Bulgarian. He and Dave Holland toured Japan collectively between 1983 and 1986.