Elegant jazz artist who worked with some of the greatest musical names of the 20th century. He also had a successful solo career.
He served in the Air Corps during World War II and was taken prisoner by the Germans after his plane was shot down. He studied big-band arrangement while in the prison camp.
He died of melanoma, leaving behind his wife Cecily Gemmell.
He was Tony Bennett's pianist and musical director from 1966 until 1972.