Born in Russia.
He is among the principal architects of the Eurodisco sound. One of the first to exploit the full potential of 48-track recording, his trademark blend of strings, horn and percussion created a sound as deep and lush as any heard during the disco era.
He was a classically-trained composer who started out writing film scores.
Turning to disco, however, he discovered his true calling. Working under a number of guises he produced an enormously prolific body of work from his New York City, Eras Recording Studio.