Self-taught free-jazz designer known for his economical, however sophisticated usage of modern and traditional ideas. He stated he could find out more through the music he was hearing on the road than he could through the music classes he was acquiring at Roosevelt College or university in 1946. He became a significant number in the Loft Jazz picture after relocating to NY in 1975. His family members was surviving in Chicago when he was created. He collaborated with Anthony Braxton on 1968’s Three Compositions of New Jazz aswell as other albums.