Jazz saxophonist who had a brief stint with Miles Davis's band. He was part of the hard bop school of jazz.
He started playing saxophone at the age of thirteen and went on to attend the Julliard School.
He played a wide variety of music, from country to funk.
He and his wife Arja were both killed when a concrete truck skidded on some ice and crashed into their car.
He collaborated with an array of musicians in a variety of collaborative groups, including in a quartet with Chick Corea.