Jazz artist and curved soprano saxophonist who had a fruitful partnership with the legendary Jimmy Lyons.
He was active in the Chicago jazz scene from 1964 until 1969. He settled in Virginia Beach in 1972.
He authored a book on improvisation and the creative process titled Creative Patterns, as well as The Design, an existential mystery.
His brother Ronald had a profound impact on his life.
He cited Eric Dolphy, Thelonious Monk, and John Coltrane as his primary musical influences.