St. Louis soul musician who helped to shape the city's sound, in part by discovering bluesmen like Bobby McClure.
He started out playing the bugle in his childhood, eventually switching to drums and playing with blues musicians like Howlin' Wolf.
He occasionally sat in with
His grandfather Dan Sane was the guitarist in the influential Memphis blues band, the Beale Street Sheiks.
He was inspired by Charlie Parker to take up the saxophone, his instrument of choice for much of his career.