American saxophonist best remembered for his 60's output as a sideman with jazz legends like Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock.
He was born in Memphis was was initially inspired by Charlie Parker.
He made an appearance in the 1992 science fiction film Freejack.
His older brother, Lucian Adams, taught him how to play the saxophone.
He was a sideman to Herbie Hancock on the 1965 album Maiden Voyage.