Jazz artist who was called one of the finest solo pianists in the world.
He was inspired to become a jazz pianist after seeing NBC's The Subject is Jazz in 1958.
He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Music for his solo piano and spoken-word piece The
He was matching pitches on his older sister's chord organ for melodies he had heard by the time he was four.
He was the protégé of jazz pianist Billy Taylor.