One of the most influential post-bop jazz bassists who has collaborated with artists like Roy Brooks, Alice Coltrane, and Ray Anderson.
He started playing bass at the age of seventeen and attended Ohio Central State University for music before moving to New York in the mid-1960s.
He was a 1991 Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame inductee.
He was born in Tulsa.
He has collaborated with many esteemed musicians, including Miles Davis.