Known for his collaborations with Miles Davis in the 1980s and as a former member of the group Elements.
He was exposed to jazz at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago and studied artists like Dave Liebman.
He won his second Grammy Award for his 1968 album Bill Evans at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
He was married to Nenette Zazzara from 1973 until 1980.
He was a part of Miles Davis' 1980s comeback on albums like The Man With the Horn.