Drummer who was a staple in the Chicago jazz scene and was the leader of the jazz group MTJ+3.
He began his career playing for jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal.
He led two incarnations of MTJ+3. The second version, which recorded from 1959 to 1960, was more famous.
He had three daughters with his wife Barbara Perkins.
In 1961, he was featured on Dave Pike's album Pike's Peak.