Jazz saxophonist known as "Wild Man of the Tenor Sax," whose last album, Tenor Tribute, was released in 1988.
He joined the Larkin band when he was still a teenager.
He recorded his first album, The Wild Man of the Tenor Sax, in 1943.
He resided alone Texas until dying from a lifelong illness.
He wrote the song "Smooth Sailing" for Ella Fitzgerald.