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Birthday
20, 1927
Birthplace
Lexington, MS
Death Date
Jan 30, 2004 (76)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
20, 1927
Birthplace
Lexington, MS
Death Date
Jan 30, 2004 (76)

About

Jazz bassist and founder of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. He was also involved in the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

Before Fame

He started playing double bass when he was fifteen years old and started playing professionally with greats like Dizzy Gillespie.

Trivia

He was associated with free jazz, hard bop, and bebop genres.

Family Life

He was born in Lexington, Mississippi. He passed away of pancreatic cancer. 

Associated With

He collaborated with Dewey Redman outside of the Art Ensemble of Chicago.