Hard bop and modal jazz artist who was hired by drummer Roy Haynes as a replacement for Chick Corea at Harlem's Count Basie's Club.
He studied at Virginia State College.
He performed with such notables as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, and Billy Harper during the 1970s.
He was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, but would later relocate to Denver where he would become a fixture on the local jazz scene.
He credited McCoy Tyner and Art Tatum as being his primary influences.