Birthday December 14, 1920
Birth Sign Sagittarius
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Pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz and an NEA Jazz Masters inductee who played with such greats as Count Basie and Charlie Barnet.
He served as a bandsman in the United States Navy during World War II.
He appeared for ten years on The Tonight Show as a member of the band.
He was married to Gwen Terry.
He performed with legendary pianist Thelonious Monk on the 1958 album In Orbit.